Riverside Boat Club Honors Magazine Beach Booster Dick Garver

17 Apr
Riverside Boat Club names an 8-person scull after our own Dick Garver

Dick Garver and his family pose behind the “Dick Garver,” a newly christened 8-person shell.

As a member of Riverside, Dick has worked with the Cambridgeport Neighborhood Association over the past three years to encourage improvements at the park. He has spoken in favor of Magazine Beach and general DCR funding at City and State hearings, helped plan several significant meetings regarding the future of our park, and represented Riverside at cleanups and park Celebrations.

Dick is the historian of the RBC and, in 2008, wrote A Brief History of Riverside Boat Club. See: http://www.riversideboatclub.com/page.aspx?p=216. A rower on the Charles since his college days, Dick is famous at Riverside, said former RBC President Igor Belakovskiy, for his extraordinary commitment to the Club and to rowing, even during the most inhospitable weather. He is a model for us all!

Two smaller boats were named for Liane Malcos Keister, a 6-time US National Team Member, 2003 World Champion and 2004 and 2008 Olympic Alternate, and the assistant coach of Riverside’s High Performance Group and Sean Wolf, a two time US National Team Member and former Riverside Captain.

Regarding the Crusher Case Race results, the women’s race was won by Ilana Zieff, while Nick Daniloff took advantage of the age handicap and won the men’s race at the ripe young age of 79.

Thank you to Igor Belakovskiy for this information and the photograph!

Note: The Riverside Boat Club is just to the left of the swimming pool at MB Park. This home of national and international rowing champions is proud of its immigrant, workingman’s rowing heritage. It is the last of the workingman’s clubs on the Charles. Dick notes what a popular sport rowing was in the late 1800s:

“By 1869, the year Riverside Boat Club was formed, there were
approximately ninety American rowing clubs, club memberships were
booming, sixty-five regattas were held throughout the country, and
racing for prizes was attracting widespread interest. Rowing was on its
way to becoming America’s most popular spectator sport.”

 

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