Yea, pretty much. I coxed 2008 Jr Worlds and the only way to get into U23 is by knowing someone. Recommendations are key. I would be doing it this year, but unfortunately weight is an issue for me right now
"If there is one thing I have learned in my years of rowing it is that in order for the entire team to succeed, the individual parts must share a common goal, because any accomplishments are shared as a team, any losses are felt by the team."