2018 Noxontown Regatta at St. Andrews

Forms Due 3-24-2018
You may turn in the entire completed packet all together this week, or you may just turn in St. Andrew’s now and Stotesbury / Nationals no later than May 4th.

Please sign up here if attending for food planning and to volunteer.

Saturday, March 31, 2018

St. Andrews School

The entire Woodson Crew Team will be participating in the Noxontown Regatta on March 31st. This is a day trip for the team. The chartered bus will leave W.T. Woodson at 7:30 a.m. and return by 7:00 p.m.

Please review trip details and complete required paperwork by Friday, March 23rd. Packets and payments may be mailed or dropped off to Jami Shawley at 4105 Duncan Dr., Annandale, VA. Packets and payments can also be turned in at the Pasta Dinner on March 23rd.

Fees for 2018 Noxontown Regatta are $75.00. All Student travel and food are included in this payment.

Rowers will travel on two commercial tour buses. Coaches/chaperones will ride in each bus.

Buses depart at 7:30 a.m. on Saturday, March 31st, 2018. Please arrive at WT Woodson at 7:15 a.m. All athletes who ride the bus to St. Andrew’s are expected to also return on the bus to WTW. Alternative return travel arrangements must be communicated to VP for Activities and Team Liaison, Jami Shawley, wtwcrewactivities@gmail.com or 9314-435-0649 prior to the team's departure on March 31st. Regatta costs are fixed even if athletes choose alternative transportation.

Bus riders may brain snacks and drinks on the bus. Please be aware that we have some food allergies among the athletes, one particularly acute nut allergy. Be cognizant of not passing around, spilling, or unduly spreading around nut products. The athlete is aware and will not knowingly consume them.

Lunch and snacks are provided for the WTW Team and family members. Please note that the food will be under the Woodson canopy on site from about 10am until about 3pm.

It is only through parent volunteer contributions of time, energy, and equipment, that meals are provided. Please volunteer to help our food coordinators with shopping, packing, or loading food in preparation for the trip, or with the fun of cooking (and cleaning) under the canopy. Please also consider sharing your cooler(s) and tarps to support this food effort; all equipment contributions should be dropped off at a location to be determined. Contact Jami Shawley (314-435-0649,wtwcrewactivities@gmail.com) or Paul Kutia (pkutia@aol.com or call / text: (757) 619-5776) with questions.

Note: We are unable to provide meals considerate of every possible special dietary requirement, whether religious, vegetarian, or allergy. Student-athletes or family members must either choose among the foods provided for what is acceptable or bring along food that is suitable for their individual needs.

Lastly we need to bring a lot of water as there is no potable water onsite.

Parking is available at the Noxontown Pond area near team tents. GPS address for parking: 536 Noxontown Rd, Townsend, DE.

Be prepared for every possible weather condition - there is very little shelter, and if it rains (and it does almost every year. Dress to stay warm and dry, or if the forecast is hot, bring plenty of water, sunscreen and a hat. Binoculars and camera are very useful. The team does not provide seating at the tent, so bring a lawn chair or a blanket for your sitting comfort.

We need YOU! Parents attending the Regatta are needed to fill our volunteer requirements; particularly with feeding rowers at the WTW tent site. Duties include chaperoning (need 4 bus chaperones), cooking, clean up, tent take-down and whatever else is needed. Please sign up for these positions at the Away regatta parent meeting or on Sign-up Genius.

FOR EMERGENCIES ONLY: You may call Jami Shawley@ (314) 435-0649 or email wtwcrewactivities@gmail.com. Jami will be available by phone, text or email.

The anticipated time of return is approximately 7pm. Rowers will be asked to use their cell phones to notify their parents when the buses are an hour from WTW. Parents are asked to be prompt when picking up their rower from the Kiss and Ride at Woodson so that coaches and chaperones are able to go home promptly, too.

A parent must complete the attached 'Student Medication Form' if a crew member will be bringing any medications, prescription or non-prescription, including pain relievers. The form, along with all medications in their original containers, must be placed in a sealable plastic bag, labeled with the crew member's name and checked in Saturday morning, March 31, 2018. If your rower is asthmatic, please pack two inhalers.

All medication bags will be given to the coach/parent acting as the bus chaperone. The chaperone will then re-distribute all medication bags to the students once the bus departs WTW. Students will be responsible for taking their own medication according to the dosage indicated while on the trip. Team-mates will not be allowed to share any drugs, whether prescription or over-the counter.

  • Athletes should wear what they are going to practice in on the bus
  • WTW Crew Uni & Crew Long Sleeve Top 
  • Layers of clothes and Rain Gear – keep an eye out for rain in the forecast!
  • Several pair of socks and change of clothes for the ride home
  • Sunscreen / Hat / Sunglasses 
  • Small blanket, travel pillow for the bus ride
  • Snacks for the bus ride
  • Games, Books, Homework for during downtime on the bus
  • 7:15a……..……..……Athletes arrive to W.T. Woodson 
  • 7:30a………..……..…Depart W.T. Woodson 
  • 9:30a - 9:45a……..….Arrive St. Andrews 
  • 9:45a -10:45a…….….Unload and rig boats 
  • 10:45a - 11:45a……...Practice 
  • 11:30a - 12:45p……...Athletes eat and stretch 
  • 1:00p - 3:00p………...Regatta
  • 3:00p - 4:00p…..…….Load Trailer 
  • 4:00p - 4:30p……..….Prep for departure 
  • 4:30p…..…………..…Depart St. Andrews 
  • 7:00p………..…….....Tentatively arrive W.T. Woodson 

Head Coach: Bryan Tylander 

Assistant Coach: 
Jim Fitzgerald 

VP Team Liaison & Activities: 
On-Site: Jami Shawley 314-435-0649
Equipment Coordinator, Paul Kutia: 757-619-5776