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Pre-Regatta Dinner, Pizza Payments, Walter Mess Regatta, Volunteers, Reminders

posted Apr 6, 2017, 5:18 AM by WTW Crew Webmaster   [ updated Apr 13, 2017, 5:47 AM ]
NEW: Student-athletes normally dress-up on Fridays before regattas as publicity for crew at the school, but since this is WTW Spirit Week and Friday is an early release day, student-athletes are not required to dress-up this Friday.

Rowers, plan on attending the pre-regatta dinner this week (requires authentication *). Please see the link for the food assignments (requires authentication *) this week (Pre-Regatta Dinner and Walter Mess Regatta). Food/Drink Assignments are 1 per/athlete (not per/family) and change weekly. We ask that all teammates participate and that items are brought as requested. Thank-you for your help.

NEW: In the chaos of the rain last Friday, there are several students who did not pay their $5 for pizza at the boathouse. If you or your student has not paid the $5, please have your student bring the $5 to the WTW RAFT tent at the regatta on Saturday.

NEW: The Walter Mess Regatta schedule this Saturday has been adjusted and the start time is now 30 minutes earlier than originally planned. Heat sheets will be available on our WTW Crew website. We will have extra copies of the heat sheets at the RAFT tent. The coaches will notify the students what time they should arrive at the boathouse. VASRA is expecting 1670 rowers so expect the parking lots to fill early. We recommend parking at Silverbrook Elementary School and taking the Silverbrook shuttle (see the home regatta page for further shuttle information).

The first race will begin at 8:30am. The coxswains meeting (only one for the day) will be at 7:00am and weigh-ins (only one for the day) for lightweights will be between 6:30- 8:30am.

NEW: Due to the early start, those that are signed up for the VASRA jobs which start at 7:00 or 7:30am this Saturday, should arrive early to begin your shift 30 minutes early. If you are signed up for the Helper job which starts at 5:30am, you do not need to start your shift earlier than that. For all shifts, you should arrive for check in at least 30 minutes before your scheduled start time to allow time to sign in and get directions/guidance.

A few Regatta Athlete Food Tent (RAFT) volunteer opportunities for this weekend’s regatta are still available. Please sign-up here for this weekend’s RAFT volunteer opportunities.

  • We have a home regatta page on our WTW Crew website. Please check it out for details if you are not familiar with our home regattas at Sandy Run Regional Park. It has maps, parking and shuttle information, and helpful hints to enjoy the regatta. 
  • You can follow VASRA on Twitter @VASRAResults to get the latest on regatta and workday schedules and @VASRAParking for regatta parking updates. You can also follow Sandy Run Regional Park on Twitter at @SandyRunReg
  • We also share important information on Twitter @WoodsonCrew
  • The WTW Crew website will always have the most relevant information you need to know, including anything urgent or time sensitive. Please check the site often. 
  • We still have two parent bus chaperone slots open on 12 and 14 April. We realize the Spring Break sign-ups are long days and will give double credit for parents who sign up to fill Spring Break bus chaperone duties. If you have not signed up for two dates and have a student-athlete riding the bus, please sign-up here: Bus Chaperone Sign-Up. If you want to volunteer but are not able to stay at the river during the day, please let us know and we may be able to arrange transportation to and from the river for you while the student-athletes are rowing. 
  • The most recent JL orders should be delivered to Tu’lann soon and she will deliver orders to student-athletes during practice next week. 
  • Here is the Spring Break WTW Crew Schedule (the calendar can also be found on our WTW Crew website). 
    • 10 April no practice 
    • 11-14 April practice: 8:30-11:30am and 12:30-2:15pm 
      • Bus departs Woodson HS at 8:00am and returns to Woodson HS at 2:45pm 
    • 15 April Darrell Winslow Regatta 
    • 17 April practice: 9:00-12:00pm 
      • Bus departs Woodson HS at 8:30am and returns to Woodson HS at 12:30pm 
If parents, including volunteers, and family members are planning on going to Nationals, the WTW Crew hotel room block at Fairfield Inn, Deptford, NJ will only be available until this coming Monday, April 10. If you want to reserve a room, please do so by midnight Monday. Parents can call and say “we are with Woodson Crew.” Parents do not need to make student reservations. The hotel reservation Phone Number is (856) 686-9050.

Here are the slides from the Away Regatta Parent Meeting. If you have further questions, please contact Sissy Kutia regarding Stotesbury or Catherine Foley-Caperton regarding Nationals, both can be reached via wtwcrewactivities@gmail.com. Student-Athlete registration packets will be distributed soon for both events.

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