Summer Shore Workouts for Friends & Family

Registration is now open!

Tuesdays, June 13-August 22, 2017

Brittingham Boat House
6:15-7:45PM
Cost: $ 103 for 10 sessions or 5 Week Pass for $60*

* 5 week pass allows you to attend 5 of the 10 workouts

Ever wonder what your rower is talking about when they come home excited about their “split”?  Feel confused when they mention the “catch?” Want to learn the basics of rowing AND get a fabulous workout? This summer we’re continuing our Friends & Family Shore workouts starting Tuesday, June 13 on the apron of the Brittingham Boathouse.

Coach Melinda Miles will lead erg workouts designed to increase your endurance, strength, and flexibility. She will introduce you to the basics of rowing technique and improving our fitness with the help of the ergs, weights, exercises, and yoga. Workouts meet at the boathouse every Tuesday (skip 7/4) on Tuesdays after the High School Learn to Row practice and are designed for all fitness levels.

Anyone who’s connected to Camp Randall Rowing is welcome to join. And be sure to invite your friends and family

 

Questions? Email coach Melinda Miles.

Facebooktwitter

Chicago Sprints July 7-8 What you need to know

Chicago Sprints – Lincoln Park, IL

July 7-8 2017

This slideshow requires JavaScript.

The Chicago Sprints is the largest sprint-season regatta in the Midwest, and among the top five largest non-collegiate sprint regattas in the nation. In 2016, the regatta was host to more than 1,000 athletes, fielding entries from 27 clubs from 10 states. Additionally, it is attended by hundreds of casual and dedicated spectators who line the 1000 meter course situated between Lake Shore Drive and the Lincoln Park Zoo. The Chicago Sprints features 1,000-meter, side-by-side, Henley style racing which makes for some great competition.

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

    • There is an extra fee to attend this regatta. Deadline to register: July 1

Location Lincoln Park Boat Club’s boathouse located on the Lincoln Park Lagoon, within Lincoln Park.

Weather: Up to date information for Lincoln Park, IL can be found here. 

What to Pack:

  • Breakfast, Lunch, snacks, and a FULL water bottle for first day
  • 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
  • CRRC Spirit Wear
  • sun hat
  • sun screen
  • clothes for cooler weather/rain-gear
  • money for race t-shirt (optional)
  • assorted clothing for non-racing time
  • running shoes
  • pajamas
  • personal hygiene items
  • medications

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 in Lincoln Park.

Parking for Spectators: Due to the number of events occurring within Chicago, parking around Lincoln Park will be in high demand. The Lincoln Park Zoo’s lot will likely fill up early both days and street parking around the lagoon could be challenging.

Itinerary:

Friday, July 7

  • 7:30 AM Board the Bus – Pick ‘n Save parking lot, 3650 University Avenue
    • **ROWERS MAY NOT DRIVE THEMSELVES TO THIS, OR ANY, REGATTA**
  • 8AM Bus departs, WHEELS ROLL AT 8am SHARP
  • Noon – arrive at Lincoln Park/Lincoln Park Zoo; rig and unload trailer
  • 1:30 PM Coaches and Coxswains Meeting
  • 2PM Racing Starts
  • 5PM Racing Ends
  • 6:30PM – Arrive at hotel. Best Western Plus – Chicago Hillside 4400 Frontage Road, Hillside, IL 60162

 

Saturday, July 8

  • 6:15AM Buses depart hotel
  • 7:30AM Coaches and Coxswains Meeting
  • Race all day. Lunch will be provided by CRRC to athletes.
  • 6PM  Estimated Depart Lincoln Park Lagoon
  • 9:30PM, Estimated Arrive in Madison, Pick ‘n Save
    • Rowers will call parents approx.  30 minutes prior to arrival.  Updates will also be posted on Twitter.

Chaperones: 

  • Melissa Waldvogel 608-575-0031
  • Carol Borcherding 608-692-1665
  • Mike Waldvogel 608-575-4999
  • Wes Spitznagle 608-622-1219

Coaches:

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

Click here for the full 2017 Chicago Sprints Itinerary

 

Facebooktwitter

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

Facebooktwitter

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

 

Facebooktwitter

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

Facebooktwitter