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Pre-Regatta Dinner Assignments, Polar Bear Regatta, St. Andrews Registration, Spring Break

posted Mar 22, 2018, 3:01 AM by WTW Crew Webmaster   [ updated Aug 27, 2018, 5:53 AM ]
  1. Pre-Regatta Dinner Assignments 
  2. Polar Bear Regatta Information 
  3. St Andrews Registration 
  4. Spring Break Practice Schedule 

1. REMINDER: Pre-Regatta Dinner Food Assignments for all families. Our first pre-regatta dinner is tomorrow, Friday, from 7-9pm at the Pesansky’s home (details - requires authentication *). Thank you to the Pesansky family for hosting and to the parents who have signed up to help. Here are the dinner and RAFT food assignments for all families (requires authentication *). Please bring the assigned food items to the pre-regatta dinner, even if your student-athlete is unable to attend the dinner UNLESS your student is attending the WTW Chorus trip. CLARIFICATION: If an athlete’s last name falls between the names listed then that is their food assignment.

2. REMINDER: Polar Bear Regatta this Saturday. Returning student-athletes should already know which boat they will be on. Unless told otherwise by a coach, rowers must be at the boathouse no later than two hours before their scheduled race, and coxswains must be there for the coxswain’s meeting. It will likely be very cold on Saturday. Coach Tylander says not to worry about your uniform, DRESS WARM! Bring dry clothes for after each race. Consider packing two pair of backup clothes so you have dry socks/sweatshirts/tights for finals and to wear home.

Coaches would like all novices to attend if available to appreciate what they are going to be doing at future regattas.

We highly recommend using the Silverbrook shuttle so you don’t have to pay $20 for parking at Sandy Run Regional Park. If you are planning on parking at Silverbrook, you have two options. You can either drop off your rower first, then circle back to Silverbrook, or head straight to Silverbrook and take the shuttle along with your rower. If you choose the latter, be sure to allow for extra time as the shuttle needs to get through the same traffic to get to the park.

Silverbrook ES: 9350 Crosspointe Drive, Fairfax Station, VA 22039
  • It is a 15 minute shuttle ride to the park, but please plan to arrive at the school at least 1-1/2 to 2 hours before race time to allow ample time to get to the Grandstands at Sandy Run to watch your race. 
  • Trips will leave Silverbrook ES on the hour and half hour (e.g., 8:00am and 8:30am) and will return from Sandy Run at quarter after and quarter till each hour (e.g., 8:15am and 8:45am). 
  • There will be two round trips per hour, except for a 30 minutes lunch break for the bus driver between 12:00 and 12:30 (i.e. no bus at 12:00 from Silverbrook and no return bus at 12:15 from Sandy Run). 
  • The shuttle bus will start approximately two hours before the first scheduled race and last bus two hours after the last race. 
  • Parking at Silverbrook ES and its neighborhood streets is permitted. 
Also, to help get ready for regatta day, here are some highlights of what is available on our website:
  • Home Page – Key information for the next regatta will be found on the home page, including regatta heat sheet when available (Woodson races highlighted), links to applicable sign up geniuses, any last minute volunteer requirements, etc. 
  • Sandy Run Park – Description of the park including maps, parking information and how the Silverbrook bus works, along with other tips and information for regatta day, 
  • 2018 Regatta Heat Sheets and Results – Heat sheets when available, links to the regatta on Regatta central, and official results when available for all regattas this season. 
  • 2018 Regatta Schedule – Full regatta schedule for the 2018 season. 
  • Key Dates – Upcoming schedule for the next month or two, including all sign up genius links, Friday dinner party information, form links and deadlines, etc. 
3. UPDATE: St. Andrews Regatta is 31 March (in ONE week). You can find all the information you need hereRegistration is due by Saturday evening, March 24th (extended a day due to the bad weather and off days). This includes the $75 check, Parent permission form and Parent contact form (only two forms). Packets and payments may be mailed or dropped off in the mailbox to Jami Shawley at 4105 Duncan Dr., Annandale, VA. Packets and payments can also be turned in at the drop off for the Pasta Dinner on Friday, March 23rd.

***The remainder of the Away Regatta form packet is located on our the website, wtwcrew.org. You may turn in the entire completed packet all together this week, or you may just turn in St. Andrew’s now and Stotesbury/SRAA no later than May 4th.

Please sign up to help with St Andrews’ Bus Chaperones (4), Food and tent setup (4) and serving (4), clean-up and tent takedown (4) and let us know if you’ll be joining the team in Delaware for lunch. Sign up here!

4. REMINDER: Spring Break Practice Schedule:
  • Monday March 26th - No Practice 
  • Tuesday-Thursday, March 27th - 29th 8:30-10:45am and 12:00-2:15pm 
  • Friday, March 30th 8:30-12:30pm (practice once then load the trailer for St. Andrews) 
  • Saturday, March 31st St. Andrews Regatta (Buses depart at 7:30am. Be at WT Woodson at 7:15am) 
  • Monday, April 2nd Normal Time 4:00- 6:30 pm (NOTE: no practice bus since no school that day) 
* NOTE: For any link marked as "requires authentication", log in with the same account you used to sign up for email updates.