We strive to paddle at an elite level and to race competitively against the strongest crews in North America. Setting goals is a powerful motivator in sports performance and, as such, we aim high. We achieved our 2017 goal of doing well enough at ERDBA Championships (Eastern Regionals) to qualify for the Club Crew World Championships (CCWC) in Szeged, Hungary. In July, we will be sending 18 of our strongest and most dedicated to fill a small boat mixed and open crew and compete against some of the world’s best teams.
Just because we’re going to Hungary doesn’t mean we’ve stopped setting goals. In fact, we’re even more determined to show everyone how high we can go. Our first month of practice, we’ve been training to win Boston, our own festival. And knowing how tough the competition will be in Hungary, we are nevertheless aiming to perform at the top of our game and have everyone leave remembering that team from Boston.
For the 2018 season, Boston 1 will once again provide two boats: Premier and Sport. The Premier Boat is for paddlers who are looking to be competitive, are willing to work hard to become fast, and help B1 be very competitive. We always aim to paddle competitively, but for those not interested in the fitness test will have an opportunity to race at Springfield as part of the Sport Boat.
The Premier Boat roster for the first half of the season will be determined within the first 2 weeks of the water season based on fitness tests. A second fitness test will be used to determine the Premier Boat roster for the second half of the season.
Fitness test components:
- Lactic bench (95 lbs for guys, 65 lbs for girls, full extension, bar touches chest, no bounce, for max reps)
- Pull-ups (body weight, full extension, palms facing away, chin above bar, no kipping, no swinging of body, start from dead hang, for max reps)
- 500m on the paddle erg at 70 drag (80kg for guys and 68kg for girls)