On a beautiful October Saturday in Boston, Carl Parziale, Tom Phillips, Paul Jeffrey, and Phil Gilmore, coxed by Dan Gilbert stormed down the course at the Head of the Charles regatta, the largest regatta in the world. Starting in the 18th position out of 20 competitors in the Grand Masters Fours, CYC passed boat after boat to end up 4th in the field, only 3 seconds behind the 3rd place finisher. This is particularly impressive for two reasons. First, there is a significant advantage to start toward the front of the pack since you don’t have to row around as many other boats. Second, although slower boats are supposed to yield to faster boats, Coxswain Dan Gilbert had 2 situations where slower boats delayed in yielding, costing CYC valuable seconds. By all accounts, Dan’s coxing was masterful. Congratulations to the rowers!!