The Guidebook has tons of useful information. —————->
Frequently Asked Questions:
Where do I have to have my kid, and when?
- Each week, usually on Wednesday or Thursday, the coaches will send an email out with the details of the weekend regatta. This will include the bus schedule (buses often leave at different times depending on race schedule).
- You can get a general idea of the schedule on Regatta Central in advance of the formal schedule sent by the coaches.
- The novice rowers tend to row first (i.e. very early). You can look at the Event List in the side bar to get an idea of what time your child will row.
- Athletes should arrive to the Beach parking lot 10-15 min before the bus departure time. They can bring a pillow if they want to snooze. Send your child with a protein bar or bagel depending on travel time.
What should my child wear?
- Each athlete should wear his/her uniform (which for novices is shorts (trou) and the WWcrew top). S/he should dress warm since the weather by the water is often variable.
- There is a list of “what to pack” on the website.
How does the food tent work?
It is traditional to have a central gathering place for each crew team at a regatta, run by parents. Our goals are to keep our athletes and coaches well-fed, to provide shelter from rain or sun, and to have a place for supporters of the team to get together.
- Parent volunteers are in charge of food each regatta. We require that you help with the food tent one regatta per season. We use volunteer spot and a sign-up usually goes out by the volunteer coordinator (this year Elizabeth and Geoff Binney).
- As a new parent I recommend you donate some food first and see what the food tent entails the first week and then sign-up for a later regatta. It’s quite amazing and all parents and family members can also snack there. If you are volunteering plan to arrive at the food tent 15 minutes before your shift.
What’s a great way to contribute substantially and still be able to see my kid participate?
- Volunteering and donating food at regattas is a great way to help. If you can’t attend you could even sign up to wash dishes the Monday after the regatta
- You will always be able leave the food tent to see you child, all parents work together.
What do you recommend PARENTS bring?
- Parents should bring a chair, binoculars, rain gear, blanket, camera – WARM CLOTHES!