Dear Parents, Coaches, and Friends of Williams Crew,
All the talking, meetings, planning, preparation, and work that went into making this trip possible.... and here we are. Tomorrow at 12:15pm GMT, 7:15am EST, our boys will race in the Henley Royal Regatta.
You can watch the race LIVE on YouTube. Here is the link for tomorrow's live stream: https://youtu.be/TsuZxSIiCWg. Remember, the race STARTS at 7:15am EST, so tune in beforehand.
On behalf of the team: THANK YOU! We are only here on your shoulders. You are what made all of this effort possible.
Last Tuesday, I spoke to the Class of 1968 in Oxford. Members of that class were some of the group that reconstituted rowing at Williams that same year (we're turning 50!). I shared with them my thoughts on this group of athletes. I will say the same to you:
When I announced to the team that we would aim to compete in the Henley Royal Regatta, I asked everyone that their efforts through the spring be worthy of Henley. The night before we left Williamstown, I asked that their efforts be worthy of Williams.
Each and every one of our student-athletes has carried themselves to the standard expected of Williams students. I can say with every certainty that every one of our boys has made you proud.
I do not know what will happen tomorrow. But I know what I believe. I also know that I will be proud. The efforts of the Four, the journey of the Eight through Qualifiers and leading into tomorrow have been some of the proudest moments of my coaching career.
So. Be proud. Say a prayer. Send the good energy. Tomorrow, we will light this course up Purple and Gold.
While I breathe, I believe,
Associate Head Coach