In their second regatta of the Fall, 2021 season, North Palm Beach Rowing Club athletes captured 26 gold, 9 silver and 4 bronze medals against a field of 11 other clubs at the Fellsmere Regatta on October 9th, 2021. This well-attended regatta had 235 entries across 27 different race events. Along with their high school counterparts who had great success at the junior level, new middle school rowers had a dominant showing in the novice races as well. Notable is that every senior took a gold and for about half the team this was their first regatta.
“This is the first time as a club we have been at the top of the medal count at such a large regatta.” – Head Coach Brian Elliott.
1st place medalists include Eva Gudet (2), Sophia Smith (2), Eden Doner (2), Mackenzie Dunn (2), Chloe Ryder (2), Mimi Chandler, Luca Paggetti, Liam Davis, Connor Zakin, Ben Sadler, Adrian Llorens, Jordan Ramacorti, Chloe Gudet, James Lamport, Leila Ackerman, Kaya Price, Henry Hutchinson, Thomas Forrest, Zurich Ronert and Carolina Ricci.
2nd place medalists include Eva Gudet, Luca Paggetti, Jordan Ramacorti, Patrick Frigo, Anthony Pace, Banyan Ackerman, Christian Smith, Eric Levine, Charles Stumm, and Jack Bell.
3rd place medals went to Mimi Chandler, Anthony Pace, Liam Kallop, and Myla Chance.
Pent-up demand to race after covid-related season racing cancellations in 2020, combined with beautiful weather, brought out a large number of clubs and spectators for this regatta. Nearly 80 NPBRC parents accompanied the team to Fellsmere. Middle school raced a 1-kilometer course while high school rowers raced 3.5km. NPBRC’s 56 rowers ranged in age from 10-17 years of age.
NPBRC rowers train daily on the Intracoastal Waterway (ICW) from Bert Winters Park, 13425 Ellison Wilson Rd., Juno Beach, FL 33408. Rowers come from a variety of local high schools and middle schools and include home-schooled athletes as well.