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. Particularly, we will be aiming for the 2017 ERDBA Championships (Eastern Regionals) in order to qualify for the Club Crew World Championships (CCWC) in Szeged, Hungary in 2018.
For the 2017 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, particularly at Boston and Nationals. We always aim to paddle competitively, but for those not interested in the fitness test will have opportunities to race at Boston, Springfield, and Pawtucket as part of the Sport Boat.
The Premier Boat roster for the first half of the season (Boston, Montreal) 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 (Hartford, Mercer).
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)