Rowing Team

Orange Coast College Competes For National Title In Rowing

The Orange Coast College rowing team is working hard to get ready for the 2017 Collegiate Nationals competition that will take place in Gainsville, Georgia this year. Orange Coast Coast College is training in its home turf at Newport Beach, California. The training regime is a brutal one as a team of rowers glide a 60 foot boat at speeds up to 25 miles per hour in the Pacific Ocean. Rowing remains an amateur sport. Yet, it is one of the most physically grueling sports there is. It is also a team sport that requires careful coordination between the eight rowers and the cockswain who yells out the orders through a crude megaphone of sorts. The cockswain does not row but he does give commands and directions to the rowing crew, Orange Coast College’s rowing team is a wonder. The college is a community college, but it has garnered over…