"Cool Boat-names": TOP-10 LIST

"Cool Boat-names": TOP-10 LIST

Post by Shashi Bulusw » Thu, 15 Apr 1993 00:09:52


Howdy!  Being the self appointed arbiter, I have compiled a
top-10 list of "cool" boat names from the suggestions made
over the last few weeks.  Enjoy!

-shashi

Name                            Contributor
-------------------------       ------------------------------------
1) Our wake - Your Funeral      Kathryn Curi, Mt. Holyoke College

2) Rattus Aquaticus (Single)    Aimee Vault, Princeton

3) Toothpick (Single)           ???

4) The Red Baron (Single)       ???

5) Hunka Hunka Burnin' Love     Dayne Miller, U Washington

6) Your Mother                  Joy Roth, Wesleyan
   tie with "_My_ Mother"     ???

7) Rowing 101 (Novice)          Samitha Amarasiri

8) Non Sequitur                 Liz Bradley, Colorado

9) Ship of Fools                ???

10) Antigone                    ???

 
 
 

"Cool Boat-names": TOP-10 LIST

Post by fro » Thu, 15 Apr 1993 10:41:20

:
:
: Howdy!  Being the self appointed arbiter, I have compiled a
: top-10 list of "cool" boat names from the suggestions made
: over the last few weeks.  Enjoy!
:
: -shashi
:
: Name                          Contributor
: -------------------------     ------------------------------------
: 1) Our wake - Your Funeral    Kathryn Curi, Mt. Holyoke College
:
: 2) Rattus Aquaticus (Single)  Aimee Vault, Princeton
:
: 3) Toothpick (Single)         ???
:
: 4) The Red Baron (Single)     ???
:
: 5) Hunka Hunka Burnin' Love   Dayne Miller, U Washington
:
: 6) Your Mother                        Joy Roth, Wesleyan
:    tie with "_My_ Mother"   ???
:
: 7) Rowing 101 (Novice)                Samitha Amarasiri
:
: 8) Non Sequitur               Liz Bradley, Colorado
:
: 9) Ship of Fools              ???
:
: 10) Antigone                  ???
:

        Shashi,
some good names there on your list, but I don't think your number one name
ever made it actually on a boat.  I row for Amherst College, but I rowed for
four years at Walt Whitman High School in Maryland. We rowed out of Thompson's
Boat Center on the Potomac river, and I recall at bunch of rowers from Wilson
High School in DC who also rowed out of Thompson's had a shirt with that
on the back.  It was a neat-o shirt, with a smiling skull with a mohawk on
one side, with the word ***ia visible in the hairs of the mohawk ( a
reference to the competetion, most of which came from Northern ***ia) and
the words "Our Wake, Your Funeral" on the other side.
                                        --frog
                                        --"Despair is depressing."--P. Morse

 
 
 

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Post by Kather » Thu, 15 Apr 1993 11:30:17

yes...that name did make it to a boat....not neccessarly was it perminant
but my junior year in high school at Taft, we took a role of athletic tape
and named one of the boats, that we had rented (it was out first year of
rowing and we rented boats out from a local rowing club), Our Wake, Your
Funeral, with the athletic tape and a black ball point pen.  Although it
was not a perminant name, I stil believe that you can see a bit of it, cuz
we were not able to completely remove the tape completely!

Katheryn Curi


 
 
 

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Post by Sean Christopher Tim » Thu, 15 Apr 1993 13:26:16

The reference to ***ia Crew written in the hair on the skull
is in reference to the University of ***ia.  We sold these
T-shirts as a fund raiser for our rowing program (the design
changed this year though I prefer the original design).  I have
seen people wearing our shirts as far away as California.  In
reference to the boat name, it was never the name of one of
UVA's boats.  Except for the Sheetz and the ***axe (both
named after people) all of our boats have relatively blah names.

-Sean Timm

 
 
 

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Post by ) » Thu, 15 Apr 1993 14:04:41

[deletions...]

Quote:
> High School in DC who also rowed out of Thompson's had a shirt with that
> on the back.  It was a neat-o shirt, with a smiling skull with a mohawk on
> one side, with the word ***ia visible in the hairs of the mohawk ( a
> reference to the competetion, most of which came from Northern ***ia) and
> the words "Our Wake, Your Funeral" on the other side.
>                                    --frog
>                                    --"Despair is depressing."--P. Morse

That shirt is from the University of ***ia, and it refers to
***ia Crew.  The mohawk spells out "***ia Crew."  It is a
very popular shirt, however, and we still get requests for it
[ :) Hi, Lauren!  ].  I first saw the shirt in high school
also; I coxed for Gar-Field High in Northern ***ia, and I
still remember seeing the shirt both in No. Va.  races and at
Stotesbury and Scholastic Nationals.  

-Rob Wright (***ia Crew -- OUR WAKE, YOUR FUNERAL)

 
 
 

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Post by Dayne Mill » Fri, 16 Apr 1993 09:49:11

Uh, forgot to mention this one, so I'm not surprised it didn't make the list,
but in high school (Phillips Academy, aka Andover) we rowed a wood eight (a
King, actually; absodamnlutely the most beautiful boat I've ever seen). The
official name was the Christina Cabot, but for reasons which had to do mostly
with our size (average height ~6'3.5", average weight ~190lbs; that's *big*
for high school), our rowing style (not real pretty, but occasionally damn fast)
and the fact that we thought torching the boat while we rowed it would look
*really* cool, we called it the "Viking Death Barge".

-Dayne Miller

Any of my former teammates out there?

 
 
 

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Post by John Paul Wangerma » Fri, 16 Apr 1993 12:00:19

Quote:

>Uh, forgot to mention this one, so I'm not surprised it didn't make the list,
>but in high school (Phillips Academy, aka Andover) we rowed a wood eight (a
>King, actually; absodamnlutely the most beautiful boat I've ever seen). The
>official name was the Christina Cabot, but for reasons which had to do mostly
>with our size (average height ~6'3.5", average weight ~190lbs; that's *big*
>for high school), our rowing style (not real pretty, but occasionally damn fast)
>and the fact that we thought torching the boat while we rowed it would look
>*really* cool, we called it the "Viking Death Barge".

>-Dayne Miller

>Any of my former teammates out there?

With regard to torching boats, there's a nice Cambridge tradition that
after the Bumps in the Lent and Easter term, the two colleges that ended
"Head of the river" (i.e. mens division and women's) each took the
oldest wooden hulk and burned it as a post rowing dinner celebration.
In 86-89 we had a strong women's section and we were head I think damn
near all the time I was there.  With the fact that everyone is
_plastered_ after (if not before the dinner), having a boat burning was
a highly memorable, funny , dangerous, scary, never to be forgotten
piece of larking about.  My shoes and DJ still bear some scars.  

Another Cambridge tradition that I haven't yet seen repeated outside
that city is the cox buying a bottle of whiskey for the crew, which is
passed down the boat after THE race, and positively must be finished
by the time it reaches bow.  It left a great feeling, and definitely
livens up what would otherwise be a dull row to the boat house.  The
only time I've been able to repeat this since leaving college, was when
the coxed pair I was in at Evesham captured the Evesham Head record.
Yup we finished the bottle first time between the three of us.

There must be _some_ interesting tradtions/rituals over on this side of
the pond, but I don't know about them.  Are there any good ones out
there??

Pablo Wangermann
Carnegie Lake RA