If you forgot to register online for the Lottie McAlice this weekend, please send me an email -- I'll send Jenn your names and get you registered offline. We do need an accurate count so we know how to set up the boats for the races.
The Lottie site is live at http://www.threeriversrowing.org/LottieHistory.html with some interesting history, including a newspaper article (circa 1870) with this rather ornate description of Lottie herself:
"The first to go on board was Miss Lottie; tripping nimbly down the bank as she stepped fearlessly into her boat, took her seat, and grasped the oars as carelessly as though it was the merest pastime in which she was indulging. Her costume was romantic and appropriate, a tight fitting bright red bodice, cut low in the neck and destitute of sleeves, a white skirt reaching half way below the knee to the
top of her high boots, gave her the appearance of a girl about twelve years
of age, had not her plump, well formed rounded and muscular arms, and well
formed but solid hands, told the story that not less than seventeen summers
had showered their golden sunlight over her dark, bronzed and closely clipped
What do you think, women? Should we go "romantic and appropriate" on Saturday and dig out our own "tight fitting bright red bodices, cut low in the neck and destitute of sleeves"?