Narrative Essay On Water Racing

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Almost every weekend during months of April, May, and June, I am out on the water racing. The daily practices are draining and boring, but what makes this sport worth it is when it comes time to race. The minutes leading up to the race are the most stressful and chaotic. All the teams in the category line up bow ball to stern, waiting for the marshalls to give instruction. As my boat and I wait, it's my job to calm the nerves of the rowers and make sure we are all ready to go in a moments notice. Before the start I always say “It’s a beautiful day to row”. I save it until the last minute, right before the countdown begins; 10, 9, 8 strokes until the clock is on. It has become a tradition. Even in the worst conditions I'll still say it, and
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