Regattas

Radford College Regatta

Lake Burley Griffin 12 Nov 2016

1. The crews are listed in the spreadsheet.  The actual crews and event times are as per the spreadsheet - the only thing the boat allocation shows is which boat you will be using. So please only follow the spreadsheet for crews. Please do not follow the draw or program on the ACT Rowing website or the boat allocation for crews. Coxswains have been nominated - so please check the spreadsheet in case you are coxing.

All boys in race 3 to race 13 are to be at CRC 1.5 hours before your race. 

2. All boys please check the Boat Allocation and boat pick up and drop off locations. The boat allocation is available now.

3. All boys not listed in the races above are to go to Weston Park ie the end of Pescott Lane (near the mini train) ("The Fort Thing" on the goo=gle map) by 7:40AM to watch the first race with a Marist novices. Marist will be boating out of Weston Park. However, some boats will need to be picked up at CRC. Weston Park provides the best spot for viewing the races and getting an idea of what occurs at a regatta. A map the area is at: http://goo.gl/maps/IfB0o

4. All the regattas are mandatory events for all those in the club whether you are rowing or not rowing - this is as per the Season Calendar. It is expected that all boys are in attendance from the first race right up until all the boats and equipment are packed away and we have our medal presentation back at CRC. All the boys are required to support their fellow rowers and use the day to observe what occurs as it does get very hectic as the season goes on and there is no time for delays or confusion - races start on time whether we are at the start or not.

5. Medals are awarded for first, second and third place and are not to be collected by the boys or parents during the regatta. A MCCRC representative will collect all the medals awarded to Marist at the end of the regatta and these will be presented back at CRC. The medal presentation will be held at CRC at approximately 2:20PM after the regatta. The whole club is required to attend.

6. All the boys are to wear correct Marist sporting uniform to and from the regatta and whilst at the regatta. Appropriate uniforms are the Marist zootie, Marist rowing clothing, the school tracksuit or the school light blue polo shirt. All boys are to wear the Marist zootie and only the Marist rowing hat in races - no other attire is allowed.

7. Please bring a hat, water, sunscreen, food and warm clothing as it can be a demanding day in the cold / sun. And don't forget a chair.

8. Marist rowing merchandise will be on sale for those interested in purchasing shirts, hats etc.

9. The reverse traffic flow on the lake will be in operation for this regatta. The following link details what this means. If in doubt please ask a coach to explain it to you. http://www.rowingact.org.au/files/Lake%20Burley%20Griffin%20Reverse%20Traffic%20Flow%20Procedure.pdf

10. All the boys are to come to the regatta with their race time, race number and lane number written on their arm in permanent marker - this is to avoid confusion throughout the day and removes the need to constantly ask "when is my race ?".

11. There are a number of new boys and parents - so please take the time to explain to them what occurs if you were involved with the club last season.

12. The Boat Allocations will be available at CRC and Weston Park.

13. If you need a ride between CRC and Weston Park - please ask a parent. We utilise parent volunteers - so please assist.

14. Live results are available for ACT regattas at the following site http://rowingact.org.au/s/index.htm

15. This regatta we will run a bbq – this helps with the boys/families having a feed but is an important fund raiser, while in the future a roster will be prepared for the day it would be appreciated if parents would make themselves available to help on the BBQ.

16. You may not be aware but the club is run solely by the parents and without your support we cannot provide the program for the boys – so please assist – anything and all is welcome.

17. Parents - please pass this email to your sons or discuss it with them.

The weather forecast is for some showers, light winds (max 20 deg) so perfect for rowing.

There are a lot of new novice rowers this regatta - good luck and enjoy your first taste of racing. Remember to take it easy - just staying in the boat is a big achievement !

Regards

Simon Dunphy
Head Coach
0435 125 189
maristrowing@gmail.com