Midwest Junior Rowing Championships – What you need to know

2017 Midwest Junior Rowing Championships

May 19-21, 2017 Bethel, OH

 

IMPORTANT NOTE: Rowers will miss school on May 19th.

ROWERS, before you board the bus, the following forms must be up to date: 

SIGN-UP GENIUS: We need help with foodstuffs at the racecourse and beforehand! volunteer here.

WEBSITE:  For more information, go to cjrc.us additional information can be found on Regatta Central.

LOCATION:  Lake Harsha Beach, East Fork State Park, Route 125 & Bantam. The park is roughly 1 hour east of Cincinnati.

HEAT SHEET AND LANE DRAWS: This is a multi-day event. Events are listed in the order of the finals. Full schedule can be found here.

SPECTATORS & FANS: CRRC will have coffee for you set up at our tents, and usually someone bakes something delicious to share. Stop by and chat with other CRRC fans. Bring chairs, binoculars, a picnic and a full water bottle. The regatta site is a beachfront with very little shade. There will be food and beverages for spectators to purchase and there are lots of vendors if you are shopper. This area is fairly remote. Please note, parking by the beach is very limited, you may need to be ready to walk up to a half-mile.

WEATHER: Up to date weather information for Bethel, OH can be found here.

What to Pack:

  • Breakfast, Lunch, snacks and a FULL water bottle for first day – we will not stop for a meal. The bus ride is about 8 hours.
  • Entertainment/activities, homework for non-race time: art supplies, Frisbee, book, card games, etc.
  • Uniform (required on the water)
  • Coxwains: Cox box, watch, fanny pack with paper and pen (in case you need to record race notes)
  • Pillow & sleeping bag (rooms are full and it’s a long bus ride)
  • CRRC Spirit Wear
  • sun hat/cold weather cap
  • sun screen
  • clothes for cooler weather/rain-gear
  • money for race t-shirt (optional)
  • assorted clothing for non-racing time
  • running shoes
  • swim suit
  • pajamas
  • personal hygiene items
  • medications
Photo: M. Lilleleht

Photo: M. Lilleleht

ITINERARY

Click here for full itinerary of the Midwest Junior Rowing Championships

FRIDAY, MAY 19

5:00 AM – Get on the Bus at Pick n Save-Hilldale 3650 University Avenue.

5:30 AM Bus departs.

3:00 PM ETA – Rig and row at Lake Harsha

6:00 PM Team Dinner & Check in at DoubleTree Suites (513-489-3636)

SATURDAY, MAY 20

5:30 AM Bus departs for Lake Harsha

6:30 AM Coaches and coxswains meeting

7:00 PM Team dinner at hotel.

SUNDAY, MAY 21

6:30 AM Bus departs for Lake Harsha

Boats qualifying on Saturday race in petite and grand finals.

5:00 PM ETA Depart Lake Harsha.  Dinner and snacks provided on bus.

Midnight ETA – Pick N Save,  3650 University Avenue.  Rowers will call when approximately 30 minutes from Madison.

 THERE IS NO PRACTICE ON MONDAY, MAY 22

Coach Contact Information

  • Shayla Dvorak 920-242-4821
  • Phil White 970-819-9705
  • Mike Mancusi-Ungaro 610-608-8118
  • Grace Peterson 608-279-7434

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National Learn to Row Day Open House at CRRC

National Learn to Row Day

Saturday June 3,  9-11AM

Camp Randall Rowing Club will be hosting an OPEN HOUSE at Brittingham Boathouse.

Have you ever wanted to try rowing? Looking for something active to do this summer?

We want YOU in the boat!

Come down to the boathouse on Saturday June 3 to try rowing on an ergometer (land) and on the barge (water). Coaches and rowers will be on hand to answer questions about the sport and CRRC programs. This event is FREE and open to the public. Anyone interested in a Summer Learn-to-Row, WeCanRow, Shore Workout, or Junior Rowing program is encouraged to attend.  No experience is necessary. No RSVP needed.

Spread the word!

Current program participants including Middle School, Junior Rowing, WeCANRow and Friends & Family shore workout Rowers and Alumni are encouraged to participate.

Find out more about Camp Randall’s event on our Facebook Event page

Find out more about National Rowing Day across the country by visiting US Rowing

 

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Greater Chicago Junior Rowing Championships Crystal Lake – What you need to know

Greater Chicago Junior Rowing Championships

May 6, 2017 – Crystal Lake, IL

Important Notes:

  • ROWERS must have a US Rowing Waiver a Code of Conduct and an attendance agreement on file.
  • NO BUS. Coaches and Captains will help coordinate carpools… ROWERS are NOT allowed to drive themselves to this or any other regatta.
  • ROWERS may not leave the regatta site during the event.  Rowers must stay til the end of the day. Once the trailer is loaded and the camp site is cleaned up rowers will be dismissed by coaching staff.
  • SIGN-UP GENIUS: We need help with foodstuffs at the racecourse and beforehand! volunteer here.

Website:  For more information, go to www.gcjrc.org

Location:  The nearest street address is 300 Lake Shore Drive, Crystal Lake, IL 60014

Spectators and Fans: CRRC will have coffee for you set up at our tents, and usually someone bakes something delicious to share. Stop by and chat with other CRRC fans. Bring chairs, binoculars, a picnic and a full water bottle. Dogs are NOT allowed at this race. The regatta site is a shaded waterfront park in a residential area. Limited amount of food and beverages will be available onsite for spectators to purchase. There are a limited number of restaurants within a 10-15 minute drive.

 Weather: Up to date weather information for Crystal Lake, IL can be found here.

What to Pack:

  • Breakfast, snacks and a FULL water bottle.
  • Entertainment/activities, homework for non-race time: art supplies, Frisbee, book, card games, etc.
  • Uniform (required on the water)
  • Coxwains: Cox box, watch, fanny pack with paper and pen (in case you need to record race notes)
  • sun hat/cold weather cap
  • sun screen
  • clothes for cooler weather/rain-gear
  • money for race t-shirt (optional)
  • assorted clothing for non-racing time

Itinerary

Thursday, May 4
There is NO BUS for this regatta. Athletes may NOT drive themselves to or from the regatta. All rowers must sign transportation info sheet in boathouse and talk to a coach directly by the end of practice time. You must indicate who you are riding with and which parent will be responsible for your transportation.

Friday, May 5 4:00 PM: Practice at Brittingham Boathouse and load trailer.

Saturday, May 6
5:30 AM:  Rowers depart Madison for Crystal Lake, IL, about a 100-mile drive.  Athletes may not drive themselves to or from the regatta. The nearest street address is 300 Lake Shore Drive, Crystal Lake, IL 60014

7:45 AM ETA:  Arrive Crystal Lake. Parking is available across the street from the Main Beach building (there will be parking volunteers to guide you).

Rowers – Report to CRRC trailer to help unload and rig boats.
Coaches’ and Coxswains’ Meeting –  8:00am  at the Main Beach building.
Parents – Come to the CRRC tent for coffee and help with set-up.

4:00 PM ETA Racing ends. All athletes are REQUIRED to remain at the course until the last race has finished, helping load the trailer and cheer on their teammates.

Coach Contact Information

  • Shayla Dvorak 920-242-4821
  • Phil White 970-819-9705
  • Mike Mancusi-Ungaro 610-608-8118
  • Grace Peterson 608-279-7434

Full Itinerary – Crystal Lake 2017 Itinerary

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Monona Invite – UPDATED VENUE & RACE COURSE – What you need to know

Due to high winds predicted for Saturday, the Monona Invite venue has been changed to Lake Wingra.

This course is just shy of a 2K, but will provide needed shelter from high winds.

Statement from Head Monona Invite Logo with CapitolCoach, Phil White: Our first priority is to make sure we can provide safe, fair racing conditions for the visiting teams as well as our own athletes. Given the most recent weather forecast (NOAA, 20 April, 9:53 am) calling for northeast winds of 7 mph at 9am building to 8 mph by 10am through 4pm on Saturday, I don’t want to take the chance that we might have rowable water on Saturday.

Wingra has an excellent, stable plastic dock that will accommodate two 8’s at a time, enough room in the park for the 3 teams and all their boats, tents and trailers, a place for our timers to set up at the finish line, and a spectator friendly setting that will allow everyone to see at least part of every race.

I value the time of our camp of volunteers. I realize that moving racing off of Monona adds time and effort to the event. Thank you for your understanding.

CRRC Rowers: 

  • Report to Wingra Park, off Knickerbocker Street at 7AM – Look for the trailer and immediately begin rigging boats.
  • Rowers must wear their race uniform or novice tank top to this event. Tank tops are available from the clothing chairs for $10
  • Snacks and lunch will be provided by the club for rowers and volunteers scheduled to work all day or on the water.
  • Please bring your own full water bottle, sunscreen, cool weather clothing and other race day necessities

Visiting Teams: New Trier High School, Milwaukee Rowing Juniors

Coaches & Coxwain’s Meeting: 8:10AM at the dock

Racing: 9AM Saturday, April 22. Monona Invite Full Event Schedule 2017

Results: Race results will be tweeted at rowCRRC #Mononainvite and will be posted at the information tent. Medals will be awarded to first place finishers in each race.

RACE COURSE INFORMATION: Updated Racing and spectator map can be found at Monona Invite Alternative Site Map grounds layout Lake Wingra and Lake Wingra Map – Alternative Race Course

Weather: Up to date weather information can be found here.

Water Based Race Coordinator: Phil White 670-819-9705

Land Based Race Coordinators: 

Melissa Waldvogel 608-575-0031 melissa.waldvogel@yahoo.com
Jenna Hansen 608-445-7474 Jennahansen182@gmail.com
Sue Gaard 608-577-2083 sgaard@uwalumni.com

CRRC Volunteers: Please sign up here to volunteer.

Parking:

  • Spectator parking is available along residential streets around Lake Wingra, and at the Vilas Zoo Beach.
  • Vehicles hauling team equipment & trailers will have limited parking at Wingra Park via Knickerbocker Street. This lot is not a large lot, so parking will be very limited.
  • PLEASE KEEP ALL VEHICLES AND TRAILERS OFF THE GRASS.

Spectators: The race course has two good spots for spectating: in Wingra Park and Along the road and beach at Vilas Zoo Beach. Please note, Dogs are not allowed in Madison parks.

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Monona Invite Saturday, April 22nd

On the heels of spring break, it’s Monona Invite!

 

Everything you need to know can be found at this link.

Key information for CRRC participants and families

  • All CRRC families must volunteer at this event. (or you will be volunTOLD) 🙂
  • CRRC Rowers report to the boathouse at 7AM, racing begins at 9AM
  • Rowers must wear their race uniform or novice tank top to this event. Tank tops are available from the clothing chairs for $10
  • Snacks and lunch will be provided by the club for rowers.
  • Please bring your own full water bottle, sunscreen and other race day necessities

 

 

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