Q&A Ask Sarah!​

Nov 2, 2018

Can my child leave the regatta as soon as his/her race is over?


No. After their races, rowers are responsible for getting their boats back to the trailer and de-rigging them. After that's done, it's generally considered good sportsmanship to stick around until the end of the regatta and cheer on the rest of the team. Your child's responsibilities continue even after the end of the regatta. When we race at Occoquan, our boats must be taken back to Georgetown and returned to the racks there. Depending on water, weather, and/or traffic conditions, this may take place immediately after the regatta or be postponed until the following day (Sunday). In general, rowers should check in with their coach and/or coxswain before leaving the regatta site.

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  • Regattas are organized boating competitions. McLean Crew races in local regattas from Thompson’s Boat House on the Potomac River, and Sandy Run Park on the Occoquan River. (For a list of where and when we are racing this spring, see the "schedule" page on the website.) These local regattas generally are held on Saturdays and last most of the day. Parents are responsible for providing transportation to regattas. Regatta schedules usually are available a night or two before a race, and will be posted on this website as soon as possible. Coaches will notify rowers when they need to arrive on the day before the event. Coxswains usually need to arrive early for a meeting, which typically is held the morning of the regatta. Lightweight rowers also typically arrive early for weigh-ins. All regattas are staffed by volunteers, and one adult from each rower's family must volunteer for at least one job at one local regatta each spring. Please be courteous and supportive-it may be you working at the next one!
  • It will begin the last week in March for varsity boats and the first week of April for novice boats. The novice season will end with the Lower Boats Championships (the Ted Phoenix Regatta) in early May; the end of the season for varsity boats will depend on how well they do, but could extend through June for boats that qualify for the Canadian Secondary School Rowing Association (CSSRA) championships in Canada.
  • A qualified driver pulls our trailer to away sites. This means that rowers typically need to de-rig their boats and load them on the trailer at the end of their Friday practice, and will need to help set them up (rig) again before Monday’s practice.

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