Our team rows at several local regattas and a couple travel regattas every year. Before race day, coaches will give rowers an arrival time based on their race time. Coxswains arrive in time for the regatta coxswain meeting.
What time will I need to get to Sandy Run - and how long will I be there?
Regatta times won’t be known until the week of the regatta. It will depend on which boat your child rows in and what time that race is; each rower will be given a specific time to arrive at the boathouse. This is generally several hours before the first race for his/her boat. Some regattas have initial heats and then a final race later in the day. Additionally, we encourage all rowers to cheer on their teammates once their races are over.
You also need to factor in time to get to Sandy Run itself in your travel time. Our team collaborates with several other schools to provide a shuttle bus from Halley Elementary School, across Rte 123 from Sandy Run - for free and safe transport to the river for your rower and friends and family members. This allows you to avoid the packed parking areas near Sandy Run and the high parking fees ($20).
For all these reasons, we recommend trying to allow for the entire day to be dedicated to the regatta.
2020 Regatta Schedule
All regattas will be held at Sandy Run Regional Park unless indicated below.
3/21 Polar Bear (upper boats only)
3/28 St. Andrew's, Middletown, DE
4/4 Walter Mess
4/18 Ted Phoenix (8s in the PM)
4/25 Al Urquia (8s in the AM)
5/2 VSRC Day One (lower boats)
5/9 VSRC Day Two (upper boats)
5/15-16 Stotesbury Cup Regatta, Philadelphia, PA (if qualified)
5/16 VASRA Regatta
5/22-23 SRAA Nationals, Camden, NJ (if qualified)
5/23 VASRA Regatta