We’re excited to welcome the newest member to the Concept2 team: Stephanie Campbell joined our Marketing Team in August as our new Graphic Designer. Stephanie will be bringing creative ideas to our marketing designs, graphics and layouts, fulfilling the responsibilities left vacant by longtime employee Jan Gearhart, who recently retired. We’re certain Jan will still be quite active despite “retiring”—she still stops by to join us for the occasional CrossFit workout, amongst other activities. We thank her for over 20 years with Concept2! Continue Reading ›
Our seven tracking solar PV arrays have pretty much exhausted the available space on the ground here in the Industrial Park, but only provide about a fourth of our electricity needs. Conveniently, we have plenty of south-facing roof space. And with the cost of solar panels coming down over the past few years, we decided it was time to explore the possibility of rooftop solar. We crunched the numbers, and they came out well.
Since the SkiErg was introduced in June 2009, we’ve had thousands of entries in the Rankings, so we thought it was finally time to recognize some official records. To start off with, we only have World and American records for 500m and 1000m, but we’re sure that as more people catch the record-setting bug we’ll be adding extra categories in the future. Continue Reading ›
Another World Championships has come and gone, and there is no doubt athletes and attendees will look back at this as one of best rowing events held this past year. Upon arrival at the course, you can’t help but notice the newness of the venue, which was completed in 2012. Early in the week, the final touches were being installed to fully prepare the grounds for the World Championships (I even watched a crew lay the final pavers in the walkway connecting the main building to the brand new boat bays). Continue Reading ›
As Labor Day passes, boathouses start to come alive again with the return of athletes, the introduction of new rowers, and the start of a new training season. Coaches are busy preparing workouts and figuring out line-ups for fall racing. While the season may just be kicking off, crews are already preparing for the “end” of it: The 49th Annual Head Of The Charles Regatta®. Continue Reading ›
The 2013 Fall Team Challenge begins September 15! It’s time to form a team and start recruiting team members. Challenge dates are September 15–October 15, 2013. Continue Reading ›
Racing at this year’s World Rowing Championships begins on August 25 in Chungju, Korea. Most crews arrived at least a week before the start date to allow plenty of time to adjust to the time change—it’s 13 hours ahead of Concept2’s Eastern Time! There were also rental boats to locate and rig, custom oars to decorate with national colors, and some very hot humid weather to get adjusted to. From all the reports we’ve heard to date, the venue is outstanding, the people are friendly and enthusiastic, and it promises to be an excellent regatta—if a little too warm. Continue Reading ›