In the above photo, two kayakers prepare to spend the morning on Lake Brandt, just north of Greensboro. While they probably anticipated the early morning fishing boats, they were probably surprised to see people out in 60-foot, eight-person boats learning to row. As seen in the photo, the winds can keep the water on Lake Brandt a little choppy. As overheard by one of the Greensboro Crew members, "Oh well, that will just make us stronger than our competitors." These kayakers were enjoying a good workout and looked like they were enjoying their workout.
Greensboro hasn't traditionally been a destination location for watersports, as our lakes are on the small side. For example, nearby Smith Mountain Lake (SML) in Virginia covers 20,600 acres and Lake Brandt covers a mere 816 acres. But considering SML is 95 miles from Greensboro and Lake Brandt is in our back yard, Lake Brandt makes it possible to put a kayak (paddleboat, or boat for crew, etc.) on the water, get a good workout, and be finished in time to go out to breakfast with friends.