The crew team, now in its second decade at Dublin, has become one of the most competitive athletic programs offered at the Dublin School. The team averages 30 student-athletes, and fields coxed-fours in 1st and 2nd varsity, as well as the novice level at a full schedule of races throughout the spring. The Dublin rowers' season-culminating regatta is the Granite State Fours Championship, which is held in late May against local New Hampshire competitors such as Brewster Academy, the Derryfield School, and Lebanon Crew. This regatta can then be used as a qualifier to determine whether the crews move on to the National Scholastic Championship, a newly established regatta held on the first weekend of June.
Recently, Dublin has expanded its rowing program into the fall season, which has allowed our top varsity boats to gain added experience on the water. We also have a full fall race schedule and compete at many of the fall classics, including the Textile River Regatta, New Hampshire Championships, Head of the Charles, and the Head of the Fish.
Because Dublin makes its home in an area graced with a number of lakes, the crew team doesn’t have to venture too far for its practices. Training sessions are held on Thorndike Lake right in Dublin, New Hampshire, which allows our rowers to utilize over 2000 meters of pristine water. Dublin’s fleet has expanded dramatically in the last few years thanks to generous donations and consists of 6 coxed fours, along with a few other small boats. Rowing is unlike any other sport at Dublin, and provides students who may have limited experience on the water the chance to delve deep into a sport they can participate in for the rest of their lives.
Head Crew Coach
Lindsay began rowing in 1982 as a freshman at Williams College and has been involved in the sport ever since. He was a captain of the team his senior year, and then went on to be a part of the U.S. Pre-Elite team in 1986, the U.S. Pan American Games Team in 1987 and the U.S. Olympic Team in 1988. He won several national titles during those years, and then turned to teaching and coaching at St. Andrew's School. Lindsay also coached as part of the staff of the 1995 U.S. Junior National Team that traveled to Poznan, Poland to compete in the Junior World Championships, and he worked as a trustee of the Scholastic Rowing Association of America for 24 years. During his years at St. Andrew's School, Lindsay led four crews to international competition at the Henley Royal Regatta in England. Many of his former rowers continued on to a variety of collegiate programs, and several went on to compete in and even win gold medals at World Championship and Olympic competitions.
Lindsay sees a connection between strong academic and strong athletic performance, with student-athletes learning the values of consistent hard work, teamwork, sportsmanship, joyful effort, and friendship. Rowing truly is a lifetime sport, and seeing a novice rower gain the skills and the passion for the sport, or an experienced rower improve their fitness and sharpen their racing strategy is always deeply rewarding. Lindsay is excited to work with the Dublin rowing program and build on the excellent traditions that are already well established down at the boathouse.
Katie rowed for Colby College from 2003-2006. In that time, she competed at: the NCAA Championships in 2005 and 2006; the Woman’s Henley Royal Regatta Championship in 2004; and the Head of the Charles in 2003 and 2005. She was named a First Team All American in 2006 and to the NECSAC All-Academic Team in 2006. She was invited to the US National Team Development Camp in 2006. Her 2K Colby College senior year record stood for 14 years.
Prior to Dublin, she has coached for Hanover High School (NH) and the Upper Valley Rowing Foundation. Katie is excited to be back coaching crew this year as she grew up in Maine and loves to be out on the water.