Are you new to the sport?
Check out USRowing’s “Rowing 101” article for an excellent primer on crew and regatta etiquette.
For information about your specific regatta, look it up on www.regattacentral.com and check under Venue and/or Directions and Parking for information about the race. Coaches will send out notifications of report times for the night before and/or the day of the regatta. Regatta Central will also have information on heats and races. For actual race results, many regattas use herenow.com.
Family & friends are welcomed and encouraged at regattas. Your support is invaluable and appreciated!
- Most regattas take place over a single day, although some are two-day events. The week prior the Regatta Chair will send out an email to all parents and athletes with specific instructions and details. There will also be a sign-up for parents to contribute food and volunteer in the food or grill area.
- The night before, the food and boat trailers arrive at the site and we try to “stake out territory” and do as much with the tents as we can.
- The morning of the regatta, all athletes report early-coxswains are asked to report early to go over the rules of the road for the day, and rowers rig the boats. Parents assist with setting up tents, the kitchen, and the grill.
- After a day of rowing and cheering, all rowers remain and help de-rig boats and load and secure them onto the trailer. It is team policy that all participating athletes stay during the entire day in support of the team, even if they are finished racing. Parents help take down tents and load the food trailer.
- We all meet with the coaches to celebrate the day, and then rowers and families are released.
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