Many thanks to all who came out to attend the 2018 Taste of Gainesville! The band, Love Nation, killed it! Great music, great food, great weather...all by the water! Our community partners provided some wonderful food and beverage selections for the evening!!
Lake Lanier Rowing Club junior and masters competed this year at the Head of the Hooch regatta in Chattanooga Tennessee. Bill Akins, LLRC Masters’ Coach and Claire Mudd, Middle School Coach volunteered in the announcer’s booth. Joel Wise and Junior Head Coach John Ferris safely transported our boats on the LLRC trailer. The regatta, one of the largest in the country, was very crowded, and because of construction in downtown Chattanooga, rowers had to hike up and down the hill to get the boats and oars on the water. Everyone pitched in to support our teams. Some of our junior and middle schoolers helped launch boats and return safely. We thank Pierce and Tate Mudd and Joe Owen for their help.
Our supporters included families of the rowers. We are grateful for their support and cheers.
Rowing conditions were far from ideal this year. Fog delays occurred on both Saturday and Sunday. Conditions were difficult because of current on the river and wind conditions, and were reported by the race commission as “not ideal for even the most experienced of rowers.” The course was shortened on Sunday due to the conditions, and many events were cancelled due to the conditions on Sunday, as well. This did not deter any of our LLRC rowers from participating - even with the difficult trek to the start line each day for all rowers.
Our online registration to reserve space and resources is open. Please refer to the Team Training page for more information...
The Lake Lanier Rowing Club is a world-class training, competition and membership organization located on Lake Lanier. Home to the 1996 Olympic Games, our club boasts one of the most prestigious rowing venues in the country. With activities for everyone from novice to experts, LLRC is the home for the rowing enthusiast.
Lauren “Grace” Trujillo will be joining the University of Central Florida (UCF) rowing program this Fall 2018 season committing as a freshman to the Class of 2022. Grace joined the Lake Lanier Rowing Club (LLRC) in Gainesville, GA the Winter 2016 season. Before pursuing the sport of rowing, Grace had been awarded varsity letters in softball, basketball and track at Lanier High School in Buford, GA. She will graduate from Lanier HS on Thursday, May 24th.
Head Coach Tracey Mayo comments, “Grace showed a great aptitude for rowing right off the bat. She was not afraid of the time commitment and hard work that is required for success in the sport.” Grace will be the second athlete in LLRC’s Juniors program history to commit to a Division I rowing program. Coach Mayo adds, “Grace sets the stage in opening doors for future female athletes. Her success demonstrates that opportunities do exist no matter how small your team is”.
Even though Grace, has only been rowing for a year and a half, she is off to a great 2018 Spring season with teammate Anna Luttrell in the Junior Women’s Double. At the current moment, she and Anna are undefeated in the Women’s Double as they lead into the USRowing Southeast Regional Championship competition in Sarasota, FL on May 12th & 13th in hopes to qualify for the USRowing Youth Championship in June.