Lubbers Cup moves back to Spring Lake

Plans for the 2014 Lubbers Cup have been anything but a straight-line course – the event is once again slated for Spring Lake.
Marie Havenga
Apr 10, 2014

Because of lingering ice on Spring Lake on Wednesday, organizers decided to move this weekend's collegiate rowing competition to a shorter course on Grand River along the Grand Haven boardwalk.

But because the ice cleared by Thursday morning and several collegiate coaches were skeptical about a shorter course, the event will bounce back to its original location on Spring Lake with staging at the Spring Lake Yacht Club.

“There was a lot of concern by a number of the colleges that were coming to participate,” Gaasch said of the proposed change from a 2,000-meter race to a 1,400-meter course on the Grand River. “They were questioning whether or not they wanted to be on the river. Part of the Lubbers Cup is to create a premiere rowing event. We wanted to make sure those teams were going to come.”

Read all about the most recent switch in Friday's Tribune!

Comments

mlouiswolf

Aw c'mon...I already had my blanket spread out on the grass.

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