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Loudoun County Rowing
This team is great. We were connected last summer through a referral. This winter we helped store their shells in our shop to keep them out of the harsh weather. Their best 8 was damaged by vandalism and was sent to us for a complete refurbishment. We also suggested building a custom barge for their learn to row program and novice team.
The barge was tasked to my father – Papa Del. One afternoon he took measurements of two old Derigo 8s and came back a week later with a custom aluminum structure that could support 16 rowers and 2 coaches. When we arrived at their site we were blown away by the support the rowers have from their parents and coaches. More than 30 people were lined up waiting for the arrival of their new refurbished shell and custom barge. It took us nearly 3 hours to assemble “the beast” but once completed it was perfection.
I always love working with new teams. They have been together for only 3 seasons – so everything is new to them. They reminded me of Bishop O’Connell. When the boats arrived, it was as if it was Christmas morning.
The end result? Happy customers. Excited rowers.