Sunday, October 30, 2011

Inspiration on the Charles River

Boston University Men's Crew Shirts Proclaim  #Occupy HOCR The 1%

Here's what one likes to see in life. People who work hard for something, and are not afraid to take pride in the abilities they develop in themselves. This is one of the "eights" which raced recently in the head race known as the Head of the Charles Regatta, held each October in Boston. Eight men provide the power, and a ninth (the coxswain) directs the boat. It's a coxswain's race on a very difficult 3.2 mile course featuring six bridges through which boats with anywhere from one to eight rowers must navigate. The larger boats move at the direction of the coxswain, who you see here wearing green and fitted with a "cox box", which magnifies his voice. It takes a lot of practice and preparation to do well in crew. Those who practice and work hard in worthwhile pursuits, have a chance of getting to the top of any given field.

Boston University came in fifth in this, the second largest rowing race in the world. Which makes them part of the elite in the sport.

Bravo to those who make up their minds to pursue a goal and achieve it!

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