Press Coverage Through The Years

  • Aug 22, 2017


Chinook Sweeps Largest USRowing Masters National Championships

Coxswain Lesleh Wright is no stranger to setting the bar high. Originally from a family of rowers in St. Catharines, Ontario, Wright was the first Canadian woman to go to the Henley Royal Regatta, and she served as coxswain of Canada’s women’s eight at the boycotted 1980 Olympic Games as well as the 1984 Olympics. Here at the 2016 USRowing Masters National Championships, Wright coxed an astounding thirteen events for Chinook Performance Racing (San Diego, Calif.), and brought home gold for each one, helping earn her team the overall team points Trophy.

  • Aug 20, 2017


Chinook Reclaims Titles at the 2017 Masters National Championships

On the fourth and final day of racing at the 2017 USRowing Masters National Championships, 54 finals were held to crown national champions. With 99 entries, Chinook Performance Racing (San Diego, Calif.) took a commanding lead on the 2017 Overall Points Title. The athletes of Chinook finished with almost twice as many points than second place, Texas Rowing Center. Overall, Chinook athletes earned 41 gold, 20 silver and 13 bronze medals.

  • Aug 15, 2017


Masters Rowers Come Together in Oak Ridge

Last year at the 2016 USRowing Masters National Championships, Chinook Performance Racing from San Diego, Calif., took the overall team points trophy with an impressive 935 points, winning 53 total medals. This year, Chinook will be back to defend its title. With 108 entries this year, the team is looking to be competitive while also having fun.

  • Nov 17, 2017


Lesleh Anderson Wright gives a HOCR coxing masterclass

Lesleh Anderson Wright is no stranger to the Head of the Charles but it is a notoriously difficult course to steer. The course comprises three miles of winding river with 6 bridges, two 90-degree bends and a tough 180-degree bend which finishes with Elliot Bridge before heading into a sharp right-hander. Added to this you may have to pass slower crews in front, the potential hazard of crews headed to the start and a route lined with knowledgeable supporters. It’s a very public coxing challenge.

  • Nov 13, 2017

Kent County News

Deb Davis-led Masters crew wins at Head of the Charles

Kent County native Deb Davis led a women’s eight-seat shell to victory over the grueling three-mile course in October, her second Head of the Charles win in three years. Davis set a blistering rowing pace from start to finish and led her Chinook Performance Racing teammates to victory over 36 boats in the highly competitive women’s Senior Masters event.