Mrs. Merryman and Father Lutz joined Lourdes rowers, coaches, and family members while Father offered a blessing of the rowers and boats before the start of the crew team’s competitive season. Afterward, all present enjoyed light refreshments in the boathouse Regatta Room provided by the Novice team members and their families.

The 2018 season will kick off on April 21st at Manny Flicks Regatta in Philadelphia. The team will compete locally in the annual Triangulars Regatta on May 4 - 6.  The Triangulars Regatta is the longest standing high school regatta in the area so named as it began as a competition between three schools - Arlington, Poughkeepsie, and Roosevelt. It has taken place for at least four decades and now includes all of the local high school teams - Lourdes, Arlington, Poughkeepsie, Wappingers, Roosevelt, Spackenkill, and Rhinebeck. Spectators are welcome and encouraged! The Walkway Over The Hudson offers a great view of the finish line as well.

Additional regattas include:

Saratoga Invitational - Saratoga - April 27 - 29 
State Championships - Saratoga - May 11 - 13
Stotesbury Cup - Philadelphia - May 17 - May 20
HRRA Row for the Cure - Poughkeepsie - June 3