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2020 Spring Regatta Schedule

Regattas and other events are also listed on the calendar.

 

REGATTA

DATE

Potomac Scrimmage
Thompson Boat Center, Georgetown

Sat, March 14, 2020

St. Andrew's Scrimmage
St. Andrew's School

556 Noxontown Road, Middletown, DE

Sat, March 21, 2020

Occoquan Race

Occoquan River

10450 Van Thompson Rd., Fairfax Station, VA

Sat, March 28, 2020

VARSITY SPRING BREAK
Oak Ridge, TN

April 4 - 11, 2020

NOVICE SPRING BREAK
Thompson Boat Center, Georgetown

April 4 - 11, 2020

Potomac Regatta
Thompson Boat Center, Georgetown

Sat, April 18, 2020

Maryland States
St. Andrew's School

556 Noxontown Road, Middletown, DE

Sat, April 25, 2020

WMIRA

Occoquan River

10450 Van Thompson Rd., Fairfax Station, VA

Sun, May 3, 2020

Mid-Atlantic Championships
Mercer Lake, Campden, NJ

May 9-10, 2020

Stotesbury Cup Regatta

Philadelphia, PA

May 15 - 16, 2020

SRAA

Cooper River, Camden, NJ, USA

Sat, May 23, 2020

USRowing Youth National Championships

Sarasota, FL

June 11 - 15, 2020

2019 Fall Regatta Schedule

REGATTA

DATE

Head of the Potomac
Thompson Boat Center, Georgetown

Sun, September 22, 2019

Occoquan Chase
Occoquan River

10450 Van Thompson Rd., Fairfax Station, VA

Sun, October 13, 2019

Head of the Schuylkill

Philadelphia, PA day trip

Sun, October 27, 2019

Head of the Occoquan

Occoquan River

10450 Van Thompson Rd., Fairfax Station, VA

Sun, November 3, 2019

Bill Braxton Regatta

Camden, NJ day trip

Sunday, November 10, 2019


 

Head of the Occoquan

Come out and support Whitman Crew at the the Head of the Occoquan Sunday, November 3rd on the Occoquan River.  Remember, daylight saving time ends Saturday night/Sunday morning so adjust your clock and don't be late!  (Or early?)

Be aware, parking and drop-off arrangements have changed.  See below.

COXSWAINS may need to be at the regatta early for the coaches/coxswains meeting.  Coaches will tell coxswains when they are expected to arrive.

ROWERS will be informed by their coach when they are expected to arrive at the course, but due to changes in parking arrangements, each should plan to arrive 1 hour prior to given arrival time due to the parking limitations and lines.

WHAT YOU NEED TO KNOW FOR OCCOQUAN RACES

Since this is a local regatta, all athletes are required to make their own arrangements to get to and from the regatta location. No team bus will be provided.

DIRECTIONS:  Use Sandy Run Regional Park as your GPS destination.  To reach Sandy Run, take I-95 south of the Beltway, exit at Lorton Road, turn right on Lorton, turn right on Furnace Road, right again on Ox Road (Route 123), left on Hampton Road, turn left on Van Thompson and follow it to the park entrance.

Drive time is approximately 40 to 50 minutes from Bethesda. Depending on your arrival time, allow another hour to pay, park and hike to the grandstands in time for your rower’s race.  The earlier you arrive on race day, the closer you will be able to park. 

PARKING – You will be able to drop your Athlete(s) at the park.  However, there is limited parking available within walking distance of the race site and for this race, parking does not open until 11:00 am.  

  • There is no parking at Sandy Run until 11:00am, except for cartoppers, team buses, team vans. All other vehicles will be allowed to drop off passengers and/or supplies, then will need to proceed to the Route 123 and Old Bridge Road shuttle lot. Shuttle buses will transport you to/from Sandy Run. The shuttle is Free. 
  • There is limited parking at Sandy Run Park. Carpooling is highly recommended. 
  • Parking at the Park is $20 per vehicle. CASH ONLY, please. 
  • No charge for cartoppers, team buses, team vans carrying 12 or more people. 
  • Once the Park is full, you will be directed to the Shuttle Lot (Route 123 and Old Bridge Road). 
  • Free parking is available with at the shuttle lot, with shuttle bus service to/from the Park at the “park and ride” commuter lot located at the corner of Route 123 and Old Bridge Road in Woodbridge. 
     

GETTING AROUND – Be prepared to walk!  Most spectators gather at the Grandstands. The concrete grandstand usually has seating, though you may want to bring a chair to sit closer to the race course.  To get to the grandstands, take the park trail from the SW corner of Lot C.  This is a moderately hilly and rocky (and muddy if it’s raining) 0.6 mile hike.  Comfortable shoes are highly recommended.   

TEAM TENT: We will be setting up our tent with healthy snacks and water for the Athletes down by the river near where they will launch for their races. The tent will be at the start, not at the finish line. 

OTHER INFO

  • Different  Occoquan races have different race routes.  The Occoquan Chase is a head style race.   
  • For longer head races, some spectators gather at the boat launch.  This enables the longest sustained view of your rower but is mid-course.  Here you should bring your own chair or opt to stand.  You will not see your rower finish from this vantage point. 
  • This course is notoriously windy, and that can delay or even cancel races from time to time. Be aware, weather conditions are beyond our control and race officials determine when and if a race is cancelled if they feel it will not be safe for our athletes. These changes can and do sometimes come without warning.
  • Concessions for visitors are available near the grandstands & boat launch at larger regattas.  They can run out of food, so you may want to bring your own snacks.  Rowers will be provided food by the team. 
  • We want your photos. We try diligently to represent all our teams on the website, in our social media feeds and most importantly in the end of the year slideshow. To that end please upload your best shots to the Whitman Crew Google Photos album for the Head of the Occoquan.
  • No pets.
  • Images of the boat launch and trail can be located at the Sandy Run Regional Park web site
  • An image of Occoquan lots and venue is below.  Head races in the fall, typically race from right to left. 


Go Whitman Crew!


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.