Donation of the "Grandma Liz"

Purchased through the generosity of Alumni, Parents & Friends, with the naming gift from the McClung family in the spring of 2017. The family's son and current rower, Spencer, did the honors of christening the shell at the alumni regatta. The shell is a 2009 Resolute Midweight 4+ purchased completely refurbished from Resolute Racing.

Two other boats, the Class of 2007 and Perseverance, were also christened at the spring alumni regatta. To see information for the other two shells donated click these links: Class of 2007 and Perseverance


Spencer saying a few words
Rower Spencer McClung (right) saying a few words about his grandmother and shell namesake, Grandma Liz!.


Spencer Christening Bow
Spencer pouring champaign over the bow to christen the new shell.

You can read the text of the dedication used to christen the shells into the Spartan Navy here.


Spencer Trophy Blade
The Resolute 4, the Grandma Liz, christened at the 2017 Alumni Regatta.


April 2017 Boat Donors
SARA President Doug Rathburn (left) with the shell donors: Spencer McClung, Carly Lubowe & Brian Chorney.


Many thanks to the gracious parents & alumni who donated to this effort, Coaches Aaron Marcovy & Rachel Stanley and Case Crew thank you for your support!

Many more photos from the dedication can be found in the SARA Photo Gallery


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