Greater Chicago Junior Rowing Championships May 7, 2016 – Crystal Lake, IL

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What to pack: Uniform (all competitors must wear their club colors on the water), warm-up clothes, hat, sunscreen, water bottle, rowing sandals or running shoes, clothes for cooler weather, rain-gear, homework, money for race t-shirt.

Please review the CRRC Code of Conduct and help everyone follow it.

Thursday, May 5, 2016:
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 6: 4:15 PM: Practice at Brittingham Boathouse and load trailer.

Saturday, May 7:
4:30 AM: Drivers depart BH with trailer (carry emergency health forms, US Rowing waiver list, first aid kits)

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).

Food: JPC Food Committee will provide a hot lunch to rowers. Watch Sign Up Genius for details.
Rowers are encouraged to bring snacks and water.

  • 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.

Notes: The regatta site is a shaded waterfront park in a residential area. Our families prepare hot breakfast and lunch for rowers. 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. Spectators are also welcome to bring food and drink into the park. No dogs allowed in park. Binoculars & chairs recommended.

Trailer: Pete Fass & Jeff Beckett

JPC Lead: Mark Lilleleht JPC

Food Lead: Justin and Wendy Cruz

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