Currently, we are planning to participate in 7 regattas (3 are out-of-town) with the varsity team during our season, including the state championships, and 6 regattas (2 are out-of-town) with the novice team, including the state championships. There are also 2 out-of-town, post-season regattas for championship varsity and novice boats. The majority of team members row in most, if not all, of the in-season regattas. That being said, safety is always our first priority and many factors beyond our control influence the decision. For example, regattas are sometimes cancelled due to poor weather and there are occasionally logistical and regulation restraints to changing lineups to include additional students in a specific competition. Accordingly, we can make no guarantee about the number of regattas your student will compete in. The coaches will always have the final say on who is in a boat for a given competition
We are giving members more flexibility by allowing you to pay between zero and 69 percent of your dues (for option 1) via fundraising. Last year, dues for option 1 were essentially $1,950, of which $1,200 had to be paid and $750 fundraised through the ergathon, and tree and mulch sales. This year, you can do exactly the same as last year: Pay $1,200 and fundraise $300 during winter fundraising and $450 during mulch. Or you can bring down the amount that you have to pay in dues to as little as $600 by achieving up to $900 in winter fundraising profits and $450 in mulch sales profits. Just like last year, if you really hate selling trees and mulch and securing ergathon pledges, you can pay the $1,950 with no fundraising. All team members are still required to participate in the Ergathon, the tree pick-up day and Mulch weekend. Just like last year, however, sales are not, mandatory.