The Catch 19/05/2020

Hello! Welcome to the latest issue of "The Catch", published fortnightly (with exceptions for a global pandemic) for Nassau's best rowing club.

A message from NRC President, Kyle Chea

Dear Nassau Rowing Club family:

I hope you are all doing well and using this time to not only take care of the people around you but most importantly, yourselves.

Adjusting to this new way of life has been a challenge for us all, but I applaud you for the efforts you have made to stay connected to one another and deepen our bonds not only as fellow rowers, club members, and Bahamians.

I've really enjoyed watching the member profiles, learning about how people discovered rowing, became involved with Nassau RC, and how both have become a part of your lives.

I am optimistic as the country begins to loosen restrictions and open up that we will be back on the water soon, more grateful, considerate, and empathetic than before.

Remembering my early days of rowing, I felt that if the seat behind or in front of me was pulling harder, I had to out-pull them, and it turns out they thought the same! In trying to go above and beyond for our fellow crew members, and them doing the same, we can go farther and faster than we ever thought possible. As we cautiously work toward the other side of this chapter in global public health and Bahamian history, let's remember: if you want to go fast, go alone; if you want to go far, go together.

Thank you for your continuing support and enthusiasm, and we look forward to getting back on the water with you once we get the official "all clear" from the Government. Take care, be well, and pull hard!

Timeline of re-opening The Bahamas

Hooray! We have moved into Phase 2, Expanding Operations. At this time, Nassau RC is still officially closed for team rowing and group workouts. Our Zoom workouts will continue.

Elite, Pre-elite, Collegiate, and athletes recruited to college for rowing will resume training first, and only in singles. Please stay tuned to our Facebook and Instagram pages for updates as well. We hope to reach Phase 4 in time for summer camp to open by late June or early July.


Nassau RC will be holding summer camp for youth ages 11+. No experience is necessary!

We will start camp when safe to do so, as directed by the competent authority, and run for 6 weeks. Tell your friends!

Tentative Schedule (subject to change)

Week 1: June 22 - 26

Week 2: June 29 - July 3

Week 3: July 6 - 10

Week 4: July 13 - 17

Week 5: July 20 - 24

Week 6: July 27 - 31


Big things are happening at NRC! Now that construction is once again allowed, we begin the project to move the dock. Do you have access to any of the following equipment?

1. 6x6 blocking or concrete blocks

2. Small propane torch

3. Sledgehammers (head must be larger than 3")

4. Brute strength to sling said sledgehammers

Please email if you are willing and able to assist!


Name: David Roy

School: Lyford Cay International School

Age: 12

"I started rowing because my mom signed me up for summer camp and I didn't really want to at first, because I didn't know what type of sport rowing was. Throughout the camp I started to like it because we would have fun, and also have times that we had to be serious and row. That's the type of sport I like to do, because you work hard".

Hot seat:

Peanuts or almonds: Almonds

Bike or run: Bike

Sweep or scull: Sculling

Water or soda: Water

Single or Quad: Single

Individual swim or relay: Relay

"An interesting fact about me is that I speak three languages [English, French, and Spanish] fluently and a bit of German".

David's workout to stay fit during the COVID-19 pandemic includes 100 sit-ups every night, 2 laps around Sandyport on his bicycle, and attending Coach KariAnne's Zoom workouts! He is pictured here at the Head of the Indian Creek in Miami Beach, FL, with teammates Lawson Major and Leila Valerius.

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