This weekend at the Portland Fall Classic, SRA lost a loyal friend and supporter. Bob Espeseth, husband of mid-morning competitive rower Cynthia Espeseth, was struck and killed by a car while watching Cynthia row under a bridge in the women’s 8+. Bob was a frequent presence at regattas, cheering on Cynthia and her team.
Cynthia and her family have requested that donations in Bob’s memory be made to the new boathouse. An option to contribute in Bob’s name has been added to the Donate Now link on the SRA website or you can follow this link. Our rowing community is invited to attend and celebrate Bob’s life on Saturday, November 17th at 11am at the St. Mark’s Cathedral.
The entire SRA family extends its deepest condolences to Cynthia and her family. Rest in peace, Bob. We will miss you.