Our team is signed up to participate in 7 regattas this season, starting with St. Andrews (3/24) for the Varsity boats and including both State Championship weekends (5/5 and 5/12). The last two regattas are Virginia Scholastic Rowing Championships ("States"), and rowers will only compete in one of these two weekends in May. Please note that the Saturday, May 12th State Championship regatta is Mother’s Day weekend.
As you know, local regattas are 100 percent parent-run, so we need you to volunteer for at least one of the many available positions. This is a great way to get involved, to spend some time with the rowers on the water, and – especially for new parents – to learn about the sport. Don’t make the mistake many new parents make and wait weeks to sign up – there are some pretty cool jobs available which go quickly.
You are required to sign up for at least one job listed on this signup genius, but please consider signing up for more. Most jobs will give you one volunteer credit. Credits are indicated after the job title. Once you have signed up for a volunteer job, it becomes your responsibility to find a replacement should you need to cancel or have a scheduling conflict. View the available regatta jobs and signup here: https://www.signupgenius.com/go/409084bafaa23a6f58-mclean3
Many of the jobs are required by VASRA.
You can read about details of the VASRA jobs here: Regatta Jobs. Although the jobs may sound intimidating, none of the jobs require any experience or skills except for the launch driver jobs.
Important: Volunteers for all VASRA regatta jobs MUST sign in at the VASRA volunteer desk near headquarters one hour before the shift start time. An exception to early sign-in applies if the job begins 6:00 a.m. or earlier.
Our club will be fined $75 for each no show or for volunteers that show up but fail to physically sign the sign-up sheet at the desk near headquarters one hour early. (As you might expect, the club will pass the fine on to you.)
MCC Food tent workers are NOT VASRA jobs
Feel free to contact Elisabeth Morse, firstname.lastname@example.org, 703-994-9898 with any questions.