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Urgent VASRA Volunteers Needed, Pre-Regatta Dinner, Stotesbury Forms & Fees, Shirts, Nationals

posted Apr 27, 2017, 3:26 AM by WTW Crew Webmaster   [ updated Apr 27, 2017, 3:26 AM ]
We have a lot of urgent VASRA volunteer needs and news below. Also please remember student-athletes should dress up for school tomorrow.

URGENT: We have several vacant VASRA volunteer opportunities for this Saturday. Please sign-up at the VASRA Regatta Volunteer Sign-Up site. Each WTW Crew family has a requirement to fulfill at least two VASRA volunteer jobs during the season. Most volunteer jobs are on or around the water, please be sure to dress appropriately. Please arrive for check in at least 30 minutes before your scheduled sign up time. If you have questions about the job responsibilities, there are descriptions on the WTW Crew website. We encourage everyone to add a cell number on Sign-Up Genius so we can call AND text with any changes to any of the volunteer positions.

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 Al Urquia Regatta). Food/Drink assignments are 1 p/athlete (not p/family) and change weekly. We ask that all student-athletes participate and that items are brought as requested, we had several student-athletes last week who were not on the Chorus trip and did not bring their assigned food/drink items. Thank-you for your help.

NEW/URGENT: The Stotesbury Regatta trip is 18-20 May in Philadelphia, PA. Stotesbury is the oldest and largest high school regatta in the US, and takes place annually on the Schuylkill River in Philadelphia. All race entries, to include alternate rowers/coxswains will be made at the discretion of the WTW Crew Head Coach. The deadline for turning in all completed athlete paperwork and fees is Friday, 5 May. Please deliver the full packet and check to Sissy Kutia, 5021 Mignonette Ct. Annandale, VA 22003.

Here are the links for the Stotesbury information sheet (which gives you all the details you need to know), the agenda, the checklist, and all the forms below which you will need to fill out and submit by 5 May. On Wednesday, 17 May, luggage and medications will be turned-in from 6:45-8pm at WT Woodson High School door #5, near the wrestling room. Practice will end early on 17 May and student-athletes must check in their own bag at the luggage drop off. Luggage will be stored in a locked room at school overnight and loaded prior to departure.
NEW: You can pre-order your Stotesbury Cup Competitor t-shirt! Regatta Wear is offering custom Stotesbury Cup Competitor shirts online, choice of long sleeve or short sleeve shirt; order by 8 May and pick up your shirt at the regatta! These are not sold by WTW Crew.

NEW: The 2017 SRAA National Championship Regatta trip is 25-27 May in Cooper River, Camden, NJ. Boats must qualify to race at Nationals, and qualification will be known after the 6 May VSRC Regatta. All race entries, to include alternate rowers/coxswains will be made at the discretion of the WTW Crew Head Coach. Once rowers/coxswains are decided, you will receive a request for payment along with all required paperwork. Here is the Nationals Information Sheet. Many of the same forms above will be required for participants.

NEW: Student-Athletes interested in participating in the summer racing season, registration for TBC Racing is open. The program runs from 5 June to 13 August this year, and participants will compete at USRowing Club Nationals and the Canadian Henley. Details about dates and times can be found on the website: www.TBCRacing.org . Please note that the TBC Racing program is not part of the Thompson Boat Center, so if parents call there with questions, they won't be able to provide information. Athletes with questions can talk to Joe Korn who rowed for TBC last summer and fall.

See you at the Regatta on Saturday. Some regatta related links are included below.
  • The heat sheets will be posted on the WTW Crew website as soon as they are available (usually Friday). 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 also share important information on Twitter @WoodsonCrew
  • We have a home regatta page on our WTW Crew website. Please check it out for details if you are not familiar with home regattas at Sandy Run Regional Park 
  • 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.