RowPro hosts BORC 2012

    Nottingham UK, Nov 17, 2012
  • Digital Rowing and Concept2 UK jointly ran the second British Online Rowing Championships (BORC) in November 2012.

    The 10 races in BORC 2012 covered all the standard classes with over 50 competitors from 10 countries.

    The competitors were physically located at their own homes in their own countries, and simply came together online to race using the RowPro Online Rowing system.

    The BORC team at Digital Rowing did competitor marshaling, race control and race starts on race day, while the BORC team half a world away at Concept2 UK organized the promotion, entries, results and administration.

    "Like last year it all ran very smoothly" said Digital Rowing race starter Pam Loeffen. "Almost all of the competitors had rowed online before, and most joined one of the practice sessions online in the lead up to race day."

    "I was working in Scotland on race day" said Simon Larkin of Concept2 UK. "Since the BORC was an online event, I decided to push the boundaries and do my part of it from my parked van."

    "It all went well until my computer power pack burst into flames during Race 7. By the time I got it sorted and was back online, the remaining racing were finished. I guess that's the power of doing it online."

  • Concept2 UK and Digital Rowing co-host BORC 2012

    Several BORC competitors set new PBs in their races, in one case shaving 3.4 sec off their previous best time.

    "The BORC is the annual highlight of our online regattas" said Digital Rowing President Pete Loeffen, "and BORC 2012 lived up to expectations."

    "We congratulate all the competitors who posted PBs, and of course we salute the race winners in each class. Digital Rowing looks forward to hosting the BORC again in the coming years."