The Adventures of Beeman: World Cup I

May 16, 2019

We’re ready for Bob Beeman, of our Oar Manufacturing Team, to audition for reality TV show “The Amazing Race.”

Our Regatta Service team travels to assist competitors at races all around the world. At the helm of many of our international regattas is Bob, who started working at Concept2 over 30 years ago. Bob brings his wealth of experience to help elite athletes in the World Rowing Cup series: the highest level of competition in the sport. (The World Rowing Championships are replaced by the Olympics every four years.)

This year, Bob and our team traveled to Plovdiv, the second-largest city in Bulgaria, in our well-appointed Concept2 Regatta Service trailer. The trailer houses everything we need to repair oars and assist athletes. To drive the trailer to Plovdiv, Beeman’s adventures began with flights from Burlington, (Vermont), to Chicago (Illinois), Frankfurt (Germany) and finally Hamburg (Germany). Driving the trailer to and from Bulgaria, Bob and the team traveled through nine countries: Germany, Czech Republic, Slovakia, Hungary, Romania, Bulgaria, Greece, Italy and Switzerland.

There were so many highlights of this trip including driving the service trailer on the autobahn and dining along the Donau River on the Romania/Slovakia border, to name a few (and to show a few below!).

Congratulating athletes at World Cup I from Croatia, China, the Netherlands, Cuba, Belgium, Finland and Mexico.

A ferry ride across the Adriatic Sea from Greece to Italy.

Spotting our “hometown favorite” of Ben & Jerry’s Ice Cream from Waterbury, Vermont, at a coffee shop in Greece.

Visiting the Ferrari car factory in Italy.

    The trailer will stay in Zurich, Switzerland, in anticipation of attending regattas later this summer. Follow @bobbeemanc2oarguy on Instagram to see Bob’s adventures (and his signature “thumbs up” photos!) as he travels throughout the summer.

    “I love my job and the people I get to meet,” explains Bob. Concept2 is lucky to have such an adventurous and helpful Oar Technician on staff.

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