The 2019 SRAA Nationals will take place on May 24 and 25 on Dillon Lake, Nashport, OH. Boats must qualify at the May 4 and 11 Virginia Scholastic Rowing Championships at the Occoquan in order to participate.
Fee is $375per rower/coxswain and covers bus transportation, lodging, regatta fees & expenses and meals.
Rowers designated as alternates pay 50% but should pay in full now and then will receive a refund after the trip
The Regatta Fee is due by May 22
The team will be staying at the
Hampton Inn Columbus
2093 S. Hamilton Rd.
Columbus, Ohio, 43232
Hotel rooms for rowers/coxswains, coaches and chaperones have been arranged by the club and will be paid out of the regatta fee.
Thursday May 23:
Bring a bag lunch and snacks for the bus ride
Team dinner at hotel (Chipotle)
Friday May 24
Breakfast at hotel if time permits, or portable breakfast if not
Lunch at team food tent
Team dinner at hotel (Italian)
Saturday May 25
Breakfast at hotel if time permits, or portable breakfast
Lunch at team food tent
Bulk water will be available at the food tent. Rowers and family members should bring their reusable water bottles.
Rowers should reserve money to purchase a fast food dinner during the trip home on May 25.
Team members should bring extra spending money if they plan to shop at the many vendors set up at SRAA Nationals. Also a few dollars for fast food dinner Saturday evening.
Authorization signed during team registration will cover this field trip.
MEDICAL (REQUIRED): Students who regularly carry either an epi-pen or an inhaler are required to provide a copy of the appropriate approved form to carry medicine on this trip. Please scan your copy (or complete new) and email to
MEDICAL (AS NEEDED): SE-63 Medical Authorization Form - To be completed for any student needed to bring other prescribed or over-the-counter medicine. Required - bring printed medical form inside a gallon-sized plastic bag with the medicine:
Wednesday night at practice bus drop off 7:15pm at MHS, or
Thursday morning 7:00am with luggage.
If you completed these medical forms for Stotesbury we can use the same ones.
A limited number of rooms at a discounted rate are available for parents attending but not chaperoning.
Contact to be added to a wait list.
Luggage & Thursday dress
Rower's luggage will be loaded onto the bus Thursday morning. Rower will NOT have access to luggage until check-in at the hotel. Everyone
should board the bus dressed to row, with crew bag as needed. Bus will go directly to water for unloading, rigging and a practice row at Dillon Lake.
We will have a team dinner (included in fees) Thursday and Friday night, at the hotel. Chaperone and coach meals are covered. Spectator parents who would like to attend can do so for $30, paid ASAP via the payment button above.
We will provide bus transportation to and from the regatta for rowers and coxswains. Per FCPS regulations, no rowers will be allowed to drive to or from the regatta in a car driven by anyone other than their own parents, another rower’s parents (with written permission from their own parents) or by a vehicle driven by a designated chaperone.
*Rowers are welcome to make the return trip to McLean with their parents ONLY after being released by their COACH (shell/gear loaded for return to McLean) AND checking out in person with their CHAPERONE.
Notifying the school about May 23 and 24 absences
Notifying the school about May 23 and 24 absences: Rowers should give all teachers advance notice regarding their absence from school for the Regatta. The roster will be provided to the attendance office. McLean High School Administration, guidance and teachers will review/approve (or disapprove) the rower absences in advance of our trip.
What to pack
Photo ID required, complete uniform - uni and tech shirt - required to row. Be prepared for all weather conditions, with layers for rainy or cold weather, appropriate footwear for rain and walking, sunscreen, headgear, sunglasses.
Parking at Nationals
Free parking is available at Dillon State Park. If the parking lot fills please look for regatta staff or signs directing traffic to overflow parking.
Thursday, May 23
6:00 am Bus arrives MHS, front entrance, rowers load luggage
6:30 am Bus departs MHS for Nashport, Ohio
2:00 pm Arrive at Dillon Sate Park; rig and swing row
7:00 pm Team dinner at hotel
Times are approximate
Friday, May 24
6:00 am Breakfast buffet
6:30 am or earlier; boats with early heats depart hotel for Dillon Lake, ~ 1 hour trip
8:00 am Heats for all events from 8:00 am until approximately 6:00 pm
TBD Boats with later heats depart hotel for Dillon Lake
11:30 am Lunch provided at food tent
6:00 pm Depart Dillon Lake for hotel
7:00 pm Team Dinner
depending on weather and timing of heats, parents may be needed to drive rowers to or from hotel as there are only so many round trips the bus can make
Saturday, May 25
6:00 am Breakfast and Check-out of hotel (time subject to change)
6:30 am Bus departs for Dillon Lake
8:00 am Semi-finals begin
11:30 am Lunch provided by food tent.
1:00 pm Finals begin
TBD Depart Dillon Lake after last boat has competed -- late afternoon if we've done well.
One stop will be made for dinner (fast food).
Arrive at McLean High School 7– 7.5 hours after departure