Coming off a fall rowing season in which both the men and the women earned medals at the prestigious Head of the Charles Regatta, Bowdoin continued its success last weekend at two New England competitions.

At the Riverhawk Racing Series last Saturday in Lowell, Mass., Bowdoin won both the men’s (6:09.2) and women’s (6:57.0) 2,000-meter varsity events by what coxswain Jen Helble ’14 called “decisive open water gaps,” and finished 1-2 in both the junior varsity  races with the A and B crew squads. On the novice side, the women won and the two men’s boats finished first and fourth. In all the races that Bowdoin won, the team finished at least 11 seconds ahead of the next-fastest college.

The following day, Bowdoin competed in the President’s Cup against Bates and Colby in Greene, Maine. The women’s first boat came in a close second-place behind the boat from Bates, while the men beat Colby by over 13 seconds. The eights boats came in third and fourth for the men and women, respectively, and the novice four boats came in fourth and second. Overall on the day, Bowdoin finished second with 11 points behind Bates’ 18 and Colby’s 10.

One week earlier, Bowdoin competed at its first regatta of the spring, The Big Three against Amherst and Middlebury, where the Polar Bears won four of the eight races in the fours division and finished second in the other four as well as the eights, a strong performance considering the competition at the event.

This weekend, the rowing team will compete in the Clark Invitational Regatta at Worcester, Mass., facing off against Mass. Maritime, Connecticut College, Amherst and Clark.