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STOTESBURY CUP REGATTA ~ MAY 17 & 18

See below for more details.  


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STOTESBURY CUP REGATTA DETAILS

REGATTA EMERGENCY CONTACT: Stephanie Proestel ( President, Whitman Crew Boosters): (301) 525-9983

The Stotesbury Cup Regatta is the largest high school regatta in the U.S., drawing school rowing teams from around the country to the Schuylkill River in Philadelphia every May. You can find a wealth of information about the regatta and the venue at the link above (including a Spectator’s Guide that may be helpful to parents planning to attend).

Students will miss 2 days of school. Athletes should reach out to their teachers as soon as possible to plan for any missed work. Coach Shipley will make arrangements for participating athletes to be excused from their classes at Whitman as needed.

Most* athletes will leave Thursday morning, May 16th from Whitman. Athletes will return Saturday evening, May 18th to Whitman following the completion of the last race.  *Some athletes have AP exams Thursday morning. We will have a van that leaves after the morning AP exam period.

The details as we know them today are as follows:

TRANSPORTATION TO AND FROM PHILADELPHIA FOR ATHLETES: Athletes will depart Whitman by vans driven by coaches and parent volunteers on Thursday, May 16th. Students who are taking AP exams that morning will be assigned to a later-departing van.  Athletes will practice on the racecourse in Philadelphia Thursday afternoon.  Racing begins Friday and concludes Saturday late afternoon. We anticipate all athletes’ return to be in the evening on Saturday, May 18th, with vans returning to Whitman after the conclusion of the last race.

ACCOMMODATIONS: Athletes will be staying at the Hampton Inn Philadelphia Center City/Convention Center located at 1301 Race Street, Philadelphia, PA. Phone: (215) 665-9100. All coaches will be staying at the hotel with the athletes, along with a number of Whitman Crew Board members and other parent volunteers who will help facilitate room assignments, meals, etc.

ATHLETE BAGS FOR TRAVEL: Athletes should pack only what they need for the regatta and all items should be in a soft-side duffel or bag, no hard side suitcases. Cargo room in the vans is *extremely limited* and it is better to pack 2 smaller soft bags (e.g., a backpack and a small duffel) than one large bag. Remember, weather can change, so athletes should pack items for potentially variable weather conditions.

ATHLETE MEALS: Athletes will be fed at the hotel and at the tent throughout the regatta.

Thursday: Athletes should bring a packed lunch and drinks with them (and money in the event their van stops en route for food, but this is not guaranteed). On Thursday, dinner will be provided at the hotel.

Friday: Breakfast, lunch and dinner will be provided for athletes. Snacks will be available to the athletes throughout the day at the tent on Friday and Saturday. Athletes must bring refillable water bottles.

Saturday: Breakfast and lunch will be provided to athletes. Depending on what time racing concludes on Saturday, coaches/parent van-drivers may stop on the way home for an early bite, so money for that stop should be considered.

PERSONAL PURCHASES: Stotesbury is a large and well sponsored event. As such there are food and retail vendors available onsite throughout the regatta. Often Athletes choose to purchase logo shirts, hats, clothing and other items, as well as supplemental food. It is at the discretion of you and your athlete what funds you would like to provide to support these purchases throughout the regatta.

PARKING FOR SPECTATORS: Parking is not available on Kelly Drive itself (otherwise known at Boathouse Row in Philadelphia), as such you can and we recommend you do pre-purchase spectator parking if you plan to travel to Philadelphia to watch the racing. You can use the following link PREPAY PARKING FOR STOTESBURY to purchase parking for either Friday, Saturday or both. See the  Regatta Shuttle and Parking Map for guidance. You can also walk from the parking field through the woods to the course.

TENT LOCATION: Racing takes place on the Schuylkill River, and we have rented a tent near the river’s edge. Our Whitman Crew ground flags will be placed outside our tent and we will notify all parents when our tent number is assigned. Since we rent a tent, as opposed to using our standard blue and black tent, looking for our flags will be the quickest and easiest way to locate us in addition to our tent number. There are no full service restrooms on site, only portable ones, come prepared as you would to any large scale event with thousands of attendees (BYOTP!).

SCHEDULE AND COURSE MAP: Friday will be time trials, and those times will determine who races on Saturday. After times trials finish on Friday a race schedule for Saturday will be released and we will publicize it.  View the preliminary heat sheets HERE.

CLICK THRU TO VIEW THE COURSE MAP  

FOLLOW ALONG: Heat sheets, race times and results all are viewable on the rowtown.org website here.  Pro tip: If you use the filter at the top of the page and set Organization=Whitman you can see all the events our crews are scheduled to race.

For the most current info on weather updates, start time changes, important announcements, etc., be sure to follow @stotesregatta on Twitter.

We will be keeping you updated on social media throughout. Look for an email Friday night with any news or important information for Saturday’s finals.

“Luck” is the intersection of preparation and opportunity….You have prepared well, your opportunity is upon you. Best possible luck, Whitman crews.


Results from the MD/DE State Championship

A link to the results from the Maryland & Delaware State Championships at St. Andrews can be found here.  


2019 Spring Regatta Schedule

REGATTA

DATE

Chadwick's Invitational (ALL BOATS)
Location: Thompson Boat Center, Georgetown

Sat, March 16, 2019

Scrimmage at St. Andrews School (VARSITY ONLY)
Noxontown Pond, Middletown, DE

Sat, March 23, 2019

Walter Mess Regatta (ALL BOATS)

New for us this year!

Occoquan River

10450 Van Thompson Rd., Fairfax Station, VA

Sat, April 6, 2019

St. Andrews School (ALL BOATS)

Likely our toughest competition all year!

Noxontown Pond, Middletown, DE

Sat, April 13, 2019

Spring Break Training (VARSITY ONLY)
Occoquan River

Sandy Run Regional Park (April 17-19)

10450 Van Thompson Rd., Fairfax Station, VA

AND

Thompson Boat Center, Georgetown (April 20 & 22)

April 17 - 22

Spring Break Training (NOVICE/FRESHMAN ONLY)
Thompson Boat Center, Georgetown

April 17 - 22

Maryland & Delaware State Rowing Championships (ALL BOATS)

St. Andrews School
Noxontown Pond, Middletown, DE

Sat, April 27, 2019

WMIRA Championship (SELECT BOATS)
Location: ** VENUE CHANGE** 

Location: Thompson Boat Center, Georgetown

Sun, May 5, 2019

US Rowing Mid-Atlantic Championships
(SELECT VARSITY BOATS)

Mercer Lake, New Jersey

May 11-12, 2019

Stotesbury Cup
(SELECT VARSITY & NOVICE BOATS)

Largest High School Regatta. Last regatta for freshmen athletes.

Location: Boathouse Row, Philadelphia, PA

May 16, 17 & 18, 2019

2019 SRAA Regatta
(QUALIFYING BOATS FROM WMIRA ONLY)
Dillon Lake, OH

May 23-25, 2019

USRowing Youth National Championship
(QUALIFYING BOATS FROM USMAC)
Sarasota, FL

June 7-9

Select Boat Regatta Registration

Throughout the fall and spring seasons we periodically attend regattas that are considered "select boat" regattas. Only a select number of boats are chosen to compete in these regattas based on a number of inputs, depending on the event. If a rower is chosen to row in a select boat regatta, they often have to be an active member of the US Rowing Association.  Our club is a member, but individual rowers must also establish membership in order to compete.  If your rower competed in the International Erg Sprints they are already members.  In addition, due to the select nature of these events, there is an individual regatta fee applied to the chosen rowers that must be paid in advance of the competition.

The correct registration link will be updated on our website prior to select regattas, as the associated fees will vary based the location, structure and travel required to participate. Rowers chosen for these races will be contacted in advance by their respective Coach.


2018 SPRING SEASON ACCOMPLISHMENTS

The Spring 2018 Crew Season was a memorable one for Whitman Crew. The team collectively turned in their strongest results across all boats in the history of the program. Here's a synopsis of their accomplishments:

BOAT/TEAM

REGATTA

ACCOMPLISHMENT

Whitman

2018 Stotesbury Cup

3rd Overall – Total Medal Count

Women’s Freshman 8

2018 MD/DE H.S. Championship

Bronze Medal- 3rd Place Finish

 

2018 WMIRA Championship

Silver Medal – 2nd Place Finish

 

2018 Stotesbury Cup

Bronze Medal- 3rd Place Finish

 

2018 SRAA Nat’l Championship

Bronze Medal- 3rd Place Finish

Men’s Freshman 8

2018 MD/DE H.S. Championship

Gold Medal- 1st Place Finish

 

2018 WMIRA Championship

Bronze Medal - 3rd Place Finish

 

2018 Stotesbury Cup

Bronze Medal- 3rd Place Finish

Women’s Novice 8

2018 MD/DE H.S. Championship

Gold Medal- 1st Place Finish

 

2018 WMIRA Championship

Gold Medal- 1st Place Finish

Men’s Novice 8

2018 MD/DE H.S. Championship

Gold Medal- 1st Place Finish

 

2018 WMIRA Championship

Bronze Medal - 3rd Place Finish

Women's 1st Varsity 8

2018 MD/DE H.S. Championship

Gold Medal- 1st Place Finish

 

2018 WMIRA Championship

Gold Medal- 1st Place Finish

 

2018 Stotesbury Cup

Bronze Medal - 3rd Place Finish

Men’s 1st Varsity 8

2018 MD/DE H.S. Championship

Bronze Medal - 3rd Place Finish

 

2018 WMIRA Championship

4th Place Finish

Women's 2nd Varsity 8

2018 MD/DE H.S. Championship

Silver Medal – 2nd Place Finish

 

2018 WMIRA Championship

Bronze Medal - 3rd Place Finish

 

2018 Stotesbury Cup

Silver Medal – 2nd Place Finish

 

2018 SRAA Nat’l Championship

Bronze Medal – 3rd Place Finish

Men's 2nd Varsity 8

2018 MD/DE H.S. Championship

Gold Medal- 1st Place Finish

 

2018 WMIRA Championship

4th Place Finish

Women's Varsity 4

2018 MD/DE H.S. Championship

Bronze Medal - 3rd Place Finish

 

2018 WMIRA Championship

Bronze Medal - 3rd Place Finish

Men’s Varsity 4

2018 MD/DE H.S. Championship

Bronze Medal - 3rd Place Finish