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RowAmerica 3-Arm Portable Racks For Sale at SRAA Regatta

(Bridgeport, CT.)  WinTech Racing, a RowAmerica  company, has partnered with the Midwest Scholastic Rowing Association and the Scholastic Rowing Association of America for their rack needs at this year’s championship regattas.  A bulk order of RowAmerica racks will be sent to Dillon Lake in Nashport, Ohio, this year’s  race site for both the MWSC and SRAA races.  The racks will be on sale for $1,850/set after the SRAA racing is through on May 28th.  If you are interested in taking a set of these portable racks home with you please call 203-866-7223, or email us at info@wintechracing.com to reserve your set today.  If you will not be attending either regatta, but are still interested in the racks, WinTech Racing may be able to put you in touch with a trailer that will be able to get them close to you.  Please call 203-866-RACE (7223) to discuss those options.   More information in the caption below.

 

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2016 Spring Regatta Schedule

WinTech & King Racing will be at the following events this spring. Please come by and see us!

DATEREGATTALOCATION
March 5thAlumni Sprints RegattaClermont, FL
March 12thOARS Youth InvitationalOrlando, FL
March 13thOars Masters InvitationalOrlando, FL
March 19thJohn Hunter RegattaGainesville, GA
March 26thPolar Bear RegattaOccoquan, VA
April 2nd-3rdCrew ClassicSan Diego, CA
April 9thFSRA West District ChampsTampa, FL
April 10thMiami International RegattaMiami, FL
April 16-17th FSRA Sculling State ChampsSarasota, FL
April 23rdSaratoga InvitationalSaratoga, NY
April 24-28th Olympic Small Boat TrialsSarasota, FL
April 30thNERCWorcester MA
April 30-May 1stFSRA Sweep State ChampsSarasota, FL
May 7thMathews RegattaMathews, VA
May 14thLowell InvitationalLowell MA
May 14-15thNY State ChampionshipsSaratoga, NY
May 14-15thWomen's Eastern SprintsNJ
May 14-15thMidwest ChampionshipsNashport, OH (Dillion Lake)
May 14-15thSE Youth RegionalsSarasota, FL
May 20-22ndStotesbury RegattaPhiladelphia, PA
May 21stNortheast Regional ChampionshipsWorcester MA
May 23rdNEIRAWorcester MA
May 27-28thSRAANashport, OH (Dillion Lake)
May 28-29thACRAGainesville, GA
May 29thMass. Public School ChampionshipsLowell MA
June 10-12thUSRowing Youth NationalsWest Windsor, NJ

WinTech tapped for latest row2k “Ask the Boatbuilder” Feature

WinTech Racing recently contributed to row2k.com’s “Ask the Boatbuilder” feature. The topic: choosing between carbon vs Kevlar boats.

“As a boat company that supplies both carbon and Kevlar models, we get this question all the time. When choosing between a carbon and Kevlar boat, one should not consider the basic characteristics of each material as better or faster, without also factoring in the specific use of the boat to reach a decision; e.g. experience level of crew, water conditions, training or racing…” READ FULL ARTICLE HERE

Launch into Spring Sale

Launch into spring with WinTech Racing. WinTech announces a spring season promotion that covers Club Trainer singles, doubles, quads, coxed fours, Explorer 21s, & Junior Racers. See pricing below. For more information on the boats, please visit the product pages by clicking on the boat name.

 

Contact your local sales rep for more details and to place an order.

Promotion Terms:

  • Junior Racer, Explorer 21, & Club Trainer models only
  • Not applicable with other offers
  • Prices apply to current inventory
  • Time of delivery based on availability

 

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Seasons greetings & thank you

Thank You!

From WinTech & King Racing

On behalf of everyone here at WinTech & King Racing, I want to personally thank you for your business and support. We work hard to make sure every part of your interaction with our people and product is the absolute best it can be, and hope it pays off for you or your program on the water.

As we wind down another great year in rowing, we wish you and yours the very best holiday season, and look forward to serving you in 2016.

Thanks a million.

Brendan Crotty | President
WinTech & King Racing

Klaus Filter honored by FISA

On November 20th, the World Rowing Federation (FISA) announced its 2015 award recipients. WinTech’s chief designer, Klaus Filter, received the Distinguished Service to International Rowing award. Per FISA’s website:

“Filter is known for revolutionising boat building. He began as a rower in East Germany and moved to boat building as a way to help support his family. Filter’s innovative ideas included bringing composite materials into boat building. He was a FISA commission member for a number of years and is known for always helping a rower with a boat problem.”

Filter is most known for integrating the human element into the evaluation and development of boat shape and waterline design. His designs, which all WinTech shells are based on, are of the most internationally decorated in the history of the sport.

Congratulations to our HOCR Athletes

Congratulations to all competitors, and especially winners, from the 51st Head of the Charles Regatta. It truly is the athletes and their competitive spirit that make this regatta of the best in the world.

A special shout out to those athletes who made our WinTech and King Racing boats look good…

WinTech

  • Men’s Master 2x: Riverside Boat Club – 1st
  • Men’s Collegiate Lwt 2x: University of Rhode Island – 1st
  • Women’s Champ 2x: Danske Studenters Roklub – 2nd
  • Men’s Champ 2x: Danske Studenters Roklub – 3rd

King

  • Women’s Championship 4+: USRowing – 1st
  • Women’s Championship Lwt 8: Minerva – 1st (three-peat)
  • Women’s Youth 8: Saugatuck Rowing Club – 1st (& new course record)
  • Women’s Collegiate 8: Williams College Boat Club – 1st
  • Men’s Championship Lwt 8: Princeton University – 2nd (1st Collegiate crew)
  • Women’s Youth 4+: Saugatuck Rowing Club – 2nd

Now Hiring: Entry-Level Customer Service Associates

Full-time entry-level customer service and merchandise associate positions available immediately at our Bridgeport, CT facility.

Responsibilities:
– Boat prep
– Customer service
– Merchandise inventory management
– Order fulfillment

Requirements:
– Strong organizational skills
– Positive attitude
– Basic rowing knowledge
– Desire to become part of a team-oriented atmosphere
– Local residence or ability to move locally

Compensation includes:
– Competitive salary
– Health benefits package
– 401K
– Paid vacation time

Please contact Christian Hawkins: chawkins@wintechracing.com or 203-866-7223 x303

WinTech Racing Official Boat of Red Bull High Stakes

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WinTech Racing is proud to sponsor the first-ever Red Bull High Stakes regatta to be held on U.S. waters. On Saturday, August 22 along rowing’s famed Charles River in Boston, 16 teams consisting of an Eight, Quad, Double, and Single will relay along a 500-meter course with a 180 degree stake turn at the midpoint. Teams will compete in a head-to-head format with the top two times from the heats squaring off in a winner-take-all final.

To further put the focus on the athletes, as a measure to create as level a playing field as possible, all crews will compete in boats provided by WinTech Racing. The fleet will consist of WinTech small boats & King 8s that crews will hot-seat throughout the day.

For more information on how to follow the event, visit twitter.com/redbullBOS.

Club Trainer Small Boat Sale

WinTech Racing announces a Club Trainer Small Boat sale going on through the end of August. The promotion is applicable to the Club Trainer Single (1x) and Pair/Double (2-/x). For more information on the boats, please visit the product pages by clicking on the boats below.

ClubTrainerDouble

Pair/Doubles: $7000

ClubTrainerSingle

Singles: $4000

The USRowing Women’s Open Weight National Team has been training and racing in WinTech singles and pair/doubles since the beginning of the 2015 season.

“WinTech Double/Pairs are solid boats. The athletes like them and that’s the best endorsement. Construction is solid and the shape is plenty quick.”                                                                                                                                                   ~ Tom Terhaar | U.S. Women’s National Team Coach

Contact your local sales rep for more details and to place an order.

Promotion Terms:

  • Offer good through August 31
  • Club Trainer models only
  • Not applicable with other offers
  • Time of delivery based on availability

 

WinTech Medalist 1x shines in drag factor testing

Dr. Valery Kleshnev of BioRow Ltd. – a rowing biomechanics consulting company –  recently performed a drag factor test of four singles, one of which was the WinTech Medalist.

Per the April 2015 newsletter:

Four singles of different brands were recently tested in an indoor tank (600m long, 16m wide, 7m depth, constant temperature +16 C) at Krylov State Research Centre in Saint Petersburg, Russia.

The boats were:

  • Empacher (X10 A115, 2013, 85-100kg)
  • Filippi (F14, 2011, 80-95kg)
  • Wintech (Medalist, 2014, 75-85kg)
  • Nowing (local boat builder, 2014, 75-85kg)

The purposes of the test were to define the drag factors of each boat using two methods: rowing and towing, and then to find their correlation.”

The findings favored the Medalist, citing:

“Summary of the results of rowing and towing measurements: WinTech boat had the lowest average drag factor, Empacher 0.78% higher, Nowing 2.35% higher, and Filippi 2.95% higher. At the propulsive power 400W (rowing power 508W and time at 2km race about 6:35), above differences in the drag factor would give the advantage to WinTech of 1.02seconds over Empacher, 3.06s over Nowing, and 3.84s over Filippi.

For the full article visit biorow.org. More information about the WinTech Medalist.

 

VIDEO: Saugatuck’s Chase Graham talks small boat training

Chase Graham, head coach of the Saugatuck Rowing Club’s youth girls program, discusses small boat training and how he credits it towards achieving National Championships in the Girls Lightweight 8+, and Girls Varsity 8 – which also went undefeated during the 2014/2015 season. See Saugatuck’s go-to training pair, the WinTech Competitor 2-/2x.

VIDEO: Cash For Boats Program

WinTech’s Brendan Crotty discusses the new cash or credit for old boats program.


Have any shells collecting dust in your boathouse? We want them. Clear out some rack space and expand your rowable fleet thru the WinTech Cash or Credit Program.

It’s as simple as it sounds- we’ll make you an offer on your old boat. You can either take the cash, no questions asked, or apply 125% of that offer as trade-in towards a new WinTech or King shell. Boats are evaluated based on make, model, age, and general condition. And while we welcome all inquiries, ideal candidates are composite shells in the 10-15 year-old range. Offer valid upon drop-off of boat to Bridgeport, CT location.

Contact us for more details: sales@wintechracing.com, 203.866.7223, or submit your boat here for consideration.

WinTech Launches New Website & Online Store

WinTech is inviting the rowing community to explore its new online catalogue and information hub. The new site has been designed to provide a unique and comprehensive boat-buying experience.

“We felt it was time our branding elements come up to speed with our boats,” said WinTech president, Brendan Crotty. “The new site is sleek and refined, and very user-friendly. “

WinTech partnered with the digital creative firm [whitepenny], out of Haddonfield, NJ, to bring the site to life. “We’re thrilled with the results of this partnership, and we think that Wintech’s customers will be as well, ” said agency principal, Jon Cofsky. “Identity development is never easy, but helping Wintech match their brand assets with their reputation is as close as it gets, and it’s a testament to the amount of respect they have in their community.”

“The new site is just the beginning and a solid launching point for the rest of our initiatives moving forward,” added Crotty. “We’re exciting for what the future holds and bringing even more value-add to the rowing community at large.”

2015 Spring Regatta Schedule

WinTech is dedicated to on-site customer support through an extensive schedule of regatta appearances. Here’s our anticipated schedule for Spring 2015. If you are at any of these events, please come say hello.

 

 

March 26-27   San Diego Crew Classic – San Diego, CA

April 3-4   FIRA – Sarasota, FL

April 11-12   FSRA Sculling – Sarasota, FL

April 18-19   SIRA – Oak Ridge, TN

April 18   Lowell Invitational – Lowell, MA

April 24-26   Saratoga Invitational – Saratoga, NY

April 25-26   FSRA Sweep – Sarasota, FL

May 2   New England Rowing Championships – Worcester, MA

May 2    Mathews Regatta – Mathews, VA

May 8-10   Midwest Scholastic Championships – Bethel, OH

May 9   VASRA – Occoquan, VA

May 10   ECAC – Worcester, MA

May 15-16   Stotesbury Cup – Philadelphia, PA

May 16   USRowing Northeast Youth Championships – Lowell, MA

May 17   EARC Sprint Championships – Worcester, MA

May 17   Alumni Sprints – Philadelphia, PA

May 21-24    SRAA – Camden, NJ

May 23   ACRA Championships – Gainesville, GA

June 12-14    Youth Nationals, Sarasota, FL

June 20    Rocketts Landing Regatta – Richmond, VA

June 21   Festival Regatta – Lowell, MA

June 26   Red Bull High Stakes – TBD

WinTech Announces Inaugural Performance Team Members

WinTech racing recently announces the three inaugural members of its Performance
Team.

Erin Roberts won the recent East Coast Speed Order erg test and placed 2nd on the

water. Erin is also the reigning CRASH-B Lightweight Women’s Champion with a
time of 6:59.4.

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Jacob Georgeson is a recent member of the USRowing National Team for which he
competed at the World Rowing Championships placing 7th in the LWT 4x. Jacob is
also a multiple time National Champion in various LWT categories. Follow Jacob on
Twitter @JDGeorgeson.

Michael Clougher is a Connecticut College alum and member of NYAC. Mike recently
dropped an 18:58 6k at the East Coast Speed Order and is now setting his sights on
competing in the 1x. Follow Mike on Twitter @santaClaw3.

We look forward to following these elite athletes throughout their training and in
their quest for greatness at the national and international levels.

WinTech Unveils Bow-mounted 4x

Now available, WinTech’s bow-mounted 4- & 4x. Shell can take either Aluminum or Carbon wings.

Embraced by many boat builders around the world, and tried and true on the WinTech Cobra 1x & 2x, bow-mounted riggers have proven to more efficiently convert energy into propelling a shell forward.

Our new quad lets you harness that power.

Call us at 203.866.7223 for more info.

WinTech Announces Fleet Lease Program

WinTech’s innovative leasing program gives you the power to control your fleet and budget. For about the cost of one boat per year, fill you boathouse with the right mix of equipment to suit your needs and finances.

Lease Program Terms

  • Annual payment equal to percentage of fleet’s retail value
  • 3-year minimum
  • Choose from inventory of new and used equipment
  • Shells carry full warranty
  • Trade-ins considered as part of payment
  • Return boats after three years to conclude lease, or exchange to renew

Why would a lease work for me?

  • Maintain contemporary and race-ready boats
  • Avoid being stuck with aging money-draining equipment with little to no resale value
  • Consistent, predictable budgeting
  • Tap into the RowAmerica Advantage
  • Choose from large inventory of new and used boats
  • Discount boat repair services
  • Access to fleet/boathouse management consultation

Your Choice Winter Promotion

Now thru the end of February, receive $1,000 OFF OR a FREE Tyro 1x (value $2500) for every qualifying* WinTech or King purchased or ordered by February 28, 2015.

The new Tyro comes in LW and SLW sizes and is great for new recreational rowers or kids learning to scull.

* Offer good on WinTech International or Competitor 8+, 4+, 4x or King 8+ & 4+. No quantity limits.

Contact your local sales rep for more information.

Dave Dickison Joins RowAmerica

DaveJoinsRowAmericaDavid Dickison has accepted the position of President of RowAmerica Boat Clubs, a division of RowAmerica LLC. Prior to joining the RowAmerica team, Dave was the Northeast Senior Sales Advisor for Vespoli Racing Shells for over 10 years. Previous to that, Dave was a key member of a Foundation responsible for establishing over a dozen rowing clubs in Canada.

RowAmerica Boat Clubs is an organization that provides “turnkey rowing clubs” throughout North America. In addition to providing capital assets (racing shells, oars, coaching launches, trailers, trucks, docks, gangways, racks, ergs and, in some cases, buildings), Row America will set new standards in programming, athlete development, safety, coaching, financial reporting, marketing, and so forth. Its first club, RowAmerica – Rye, was established last year in Rye, NY and has grown to over one hundred members.

The RowAmerica organization is owned by the Winklevoss family, whose members Cameron and Tyler Winklevoss rowed at Harvard, Oxford and the Beijing Olympics. “We believe Dave Dickison is ideally suited to head up this division of our organization, based on his background in Canada, his experience selling boats, and his love of rowing,” said Howard Winklevoss. “We know that individuals who are passionate about this sport can make a big difference, and Dave has both the requisite experience and passion. RowAmerica has the resources ready to help expand this sport, and we’re excited to have Dave spearhead the development of boat clubs across the Nation.”

Those involved with rowing know how wonderful this sport is for juniors. Whether they’re competitive or recreational rowers, its benefits are becoming more widely appreciated, especially as contact sports are giving many parents second thoughts. “Our aim is to establish new rowing clubs in school districts with suitable water, and to help existing clubs realize their true potential,” says Dave Dickison. “It’s a big challenge, but we’re up to it.”

RowAmerica has three divisions: RowAmerica Boatworks which markets WinTech Racing and King Racing shells, RowAmerica Shell Repair which repairs boats of all makes, and RowAmerica Boat Clubs.

If you would like to discuss how RowAmerica can help realize your vision of a boat club in your area please contact Dave Dickison directly at: 203-903-7744, or ddickison@rowamerica.com

RowAmerica/WinTech Racing Unveils 50,000 sq. ft. Distribution and Repair Facility in Bridgeport, CT

When RowAmerica-WinTech Racing’s Chairman, Howard Winklevoss, first opened the doors at 1010 Atlantic Street in Bridgeport, CT. he knew the site would be perfect for their ongoing effort to improve the sport of rowing. Flanked by United Technologies/Sikorsky, University of Bridgeport and the Olmstead designed Seaside Park’s 325 acres of lush lawns, shady glades and sports fields, RowAmerica is a welcome addition to Bridgeport’s revitalized waterfront development as well.

This new facility adds another exciting chapter to the growing history of WinTech Racing, in operation since 2003, who has production done at a 500,000 sq. ft. facility in China. see: www.sinoeaglegroup.com.

While they have been “doing business as” WinTech Racing for the last ten years, RowAmerica has always been the parent company hovering over several independent divisions. Saugatuck Rowing Club, WinTech Racing Shells, King Racing Shells, RowAmerica Rye and the newly formed RowAmerica Boat Repair are all RowAmerica companies that cater to the growth of the sport of rowing. “RowAmerica’s goal is to make rowing possible when it wouldn’t be otherwise and to introduce the sport to communities that do not yet understand the sport. We want to give kids from all walks of life an opportunity to better their lives through rowing, a sport we all know is second to none when it comes to building character,” said Winklevoss.

The new Seaside Park facility currently accommodates WinTech Racing Shells, King Racing Shells and RowAmerica Boat Repair in addition to a budding state of the art composite technology research and development facility. That sector of the operation will lend itself directly to WinTech’s main production facility in China and eventually to the extended family of WinTech Racing distributors all around the world. “A tremendous effort has been made over the course of the last year to see this facility become operational,” states Winklevoss, father of Facebook twins, Cameron and Tyler. “We are nowhere near capacity, but our commitment to giving back to rowing will be thorough. It’s a boon that we are part of a resurgence of business in Bridgeport, Connecticut as well. Have you seen this coastline? We’ll be able to run three seasons of outreach programs directly across the street.” RowAmerica currently occupies roughly one third of the available space on this gated lot. There is an additional 100,000 sq. ft. with a 70’ paint booth and industrial oven already on site that they have access to if need be.

It’s coincidental that right down the street from RowAmerica’s headquarters is a foreseeable two thousand meter race course with miles of undisturbed water for steady state training. RowAmerica Bridgeport, a proposed club positioned along that waterway, is being planned as well. That facility could provide a harbor for several local universities and outreach programs.

Formerly tucked in an industrial section of Norwalk between Rowayton and SoNo, the 10,000 sq. feet that WinTech Racing occupied from 2003 to 2012 just wasn’t big enough. “Norwalk didn’t lend itself to the sales and repair process after 2010,” stated facility manager, Christian Hawkins. “When we started in 2003 we latched on to the first place that we could get a boat into and that became more and more difficult as demand for inventory grew. After we determined that a boat repair center was something we wanted, we began a thorough search for a hub that would allow us to grow according to our vision. Bridgeport provides ample space for all of that and more.” One intriguing addition to the story, and one that highlights tremendous potential, is that Sikorsky used this same headquarters to build the reconnaissance RAH-66 Comanche helicopter for the US Army.

It’s widely known that other manufacturers aren’t particularly thrilled about the boat repair industry. In addition to the day-to-day challenges of building rowing shells, it is very difficult work and can be time intensive while sharing labor previously dedicated to fabricating new boats. That is why most rowing shell repairs have largely been handled by a few small, dedicated repair shops. RowAmerica purchased a lot of the heavy equipment from one of those shops and now offers comprehensive repair service for all brands of rowing shells, not just their own. Because there isn’t another repair shop for hundreds of miles, shell repair service for all brands was an extension WinTech felt necessary while fulfilling the “one stop shop for everything rowing” goal they’ve been driving at since day one. “This facility is a tremendous addition to the operation and our customer base is already taking advantage of the convenience,” states Brendan Crotty, President of WinTech. By the look of the racks filled with off brand shells, numerous well known clubs are also taking advantage of the service RowAmerica Boat Repair is offering the sport’s marketplace.

RowAmerica Boat Repair is located just off exit 26 on Connecticut Turnpike (I-95) and can handle any repair, large or small, on every brand of boat on the market.

203-866-RACE (7223)

info@wintechracing.com

1010 Atlantic Street

Bridgeport, CT. 06604

If you’d like to stop by, call ahead and see for yourself what they have going on behind the scenes. By the look of it it’s safe to say that this won’t be their last extension to the rowing world.