The Beaufort Rowing Club is teaching adults and young individuals sweep boat rowing and sculling. A group of member rowers, interested in regatta challenges outside the club’s regular weekly rowing programs, started racing in US Rowing sponsored Regional and National regattas in 2014.
On April 11th they competed in the US Rowing Sponsored “Clemson Sprint” at Lake Hartwell in Clemson, SC. This Clemson University organized regatta included 36 Clubs with 310 rowers.
The Beaufort racing team rowers competed against youth, collegiate and master classified competitors in single sculling as well as in Men’s Masters 4+ (1000 meters) and in Mixed Open 4+ (2000 meters) sweep boat rowing.
In the Men’s Masters 4+ (1000 meters), Beaufort won first place giving them a gold medal. The rowers in this sweep boat were: Ken Maliken, Michael Frederick, Mike Seymour, Svein Borgersen and coxswain Martha Weeks.
In the Mixed Open 4+ (2000 meters), Beaufort came in third place winning a bronze medal. The rowers in this sweep boat were: Ken Maliken, Michael Frederick, Eileen Campbell, Martha Moore and coxswain Martha Weeks. Competing in a Men’s Masters single scull 1x was Svein Borgersen who finished 5th in the 1000 meter race.