Daily Aficionada – the Diamond Sculls Challenge Cup 6th of 14

The Diamond Challenge Sculls is a rowing event for men’s single sculls at the annual Henley Royal Regatta on the River Thames at Henley-on-Thames in England. First run in 1844, it is open to male scullers from all eligible rowing clubs.
The Diamond Challenge Sculls, the Wingfield Sculls and the London Cup in the Metropolitan Regatta make up the “Triple Crown” of the three premier single sculling events in the United Kingdom. There were 14 races last July 2019. This is the 6th.


MONDAY………June 15th, 2020….. Time:..4:51 am EDT
Feels like 48°F (High 75)…..CLEAR…….Humidity 91% …..Wind 1 mph N (rising to 6 mph at 4pm)
Water temperature 71.8°F;  ……Water plus air temperature = 119.8°F;
Precipitation :  0%
05:20 AM   Sunrise
09:54 AM   3.3 feet  High Tide
03:04 PM   Moonset, 30.6% visible, Waning Crescent
04:32 PM   0.6 feet  Low Tide
08:33 PM   Sunset
10:33 PM   3.7 feet  High Tide
05:54 AM   Slack
09:00 AM   Flood   0.7 knots
11:18 AM   Slack
03:12 PM   Ebb     -1.0 knots
05:48 PM   Slack
09:18 PM   Flood    1.0 knots
[Ebb current is when the water flows towards the south (Poughkeepsie).  Flood current is when the tide flows towards the north (Albany).  Slack is the period in between when the water is still (not flowing north or south).]
NOTE:  This information is manually compiled from different websites.  If you see a mistake, please let us know.
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Looking for something to read during COVID19?

The Sphinx of the Charles: A Year at Harvard with Harry Parker takes the reader not only inside the Harvard boathouse, but into the coaching launch with Parker. We see how he coached—how many words he actually uttered—as he guided his team through a year of training, and hear about his life in the sport. We see a paradox: Parker remained remarkably constant over the last forty-five years, yet he constantly evolved, changed his style, and used every means at his disposal to build champion crews. The Sphinx of the Charles goes inside the rowing world in a way hasn’t been done before, putting the reader in the passenger seat next to one of the most successful coaches of all time. Parker is a historical icon, part of a tradition that goes back to the beginning of intercollegiate athletics in America.

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