Vespoli Supports USRowing Women’s Junior Team for 11th Year
By USRowing Staff • July 26, 2017
NEW HAVEN, Conn. — On July 26, the USRowing Women’s U19 National Team is departing for the 2017 World Rowing Junior Championships in Trakai, Lithuania. They will be rowing a fleet of Vespoli racing hulls for the 11th year in a row and hope to take yet another set of medals back home. Vespoli has been based in New Haven, Connecticut since 1986.
“We are lucky to have had such a long standing partnership with Vespoli,” says USRowing Women’s U19 Head Coach Liz Trond. “They provide training boats and service in the U.S. during our selection and training camps as well as overseas. A container of new racing boats is sent, along with any supplies we might need and may not be able to find in Lithuania.”
“It’s always a pleasure to work with the Junior National team coaches and athletes,” says Tony Garcia, CFO of Vespoli. “We appreciate the confidence they have in our equipment and the invaluable feedback we get each year. Our entire organization is excited and proud to help support these young rowers as they strive to achieve at the highest level of competition.”
The Women’s Under 19 team has been taking home international medals since 2006. In the past three years alone, the athletes have taken home one gold, one silver, and four bronze medals from the World Championships in Hamburg, Germany; Rio, Brazil; and Rotterdam, the Netherlands.
Since June, the athletes have been hard at work with two daily training sessions. In the mornings, the team runs 2.5 miles to the boathouse to then spend 2.5 hours on the water. In the afternoon, the athletes run, erg, or bike, followed by 70 minutes of speed work on the water. Training camps are held in New London, Connecticut and Princeton, New Jersey.
The team will be rowing a fleet of new Vespoli High-Performance boats. The stability of the new VHP hull design allows the athletes to translate their power into boat speed, and the optimized hull shape carries that speed longer throughout the stroke cycle. When it comes to speed, comfort, and customer service, the Women’s Under 19 National Team loves the quality and podium performance of Vespoli boats.
“We are Team USA, and we row American-made boats,” Trond says.
Press on Vespoli and the USRowing Women’s Under 19 National Team is welcome. For more information and interviews, contact Head Coach Liz Trond at firstname.lastname@example.org and Vespoli CEO David Trond at email@example.com.