Philly is around the corner! I need to get an exact head count for racing, just to make 100% sure we have everyone accounted for, and for the dorms. Please e-mail me ASAP if you, or your kids, are going to Philly and let me know if you are staying at a hotel or at the dorms. Dorms are free of charge and available to parents and kids.
Cost for attendance will be announced as soon as we finalize travel fees and registration fees.
Everyone is welcome to head down to Philly whenever you'd like, we will be leaving with the trailer around 10am Friday. If you are staying at the dorms I will give details about arrival as soon as I get final numbers.
Some parents are in the process of organizing food for Saturday, please talk to each other if you'd like to organize this as a group!
Rowers will all need to be at the course on Saturday at 7:30am, we will begin getting boats down and head to the coaches coxswains meeting.
IMPORTANT, READ THIS, YOU HAVE TO BRING THIS WITH YOU!!
If you plan to park near the race course you MUST print a parking pass on the website: http://philadelphiayouthregatta.com/index.php/spectators/parking
and place it on your dashboard.
More information, including directions and eventually the schedule, is available at their website: http://philadelphiayouthregatta.com/
There is a course map available on the website, I highly recommend that all rowers are familiar with it before heading down, and that they ask questions if they have them! The race course is 2,000m (a mile and a quarter) and there is a slight bend right around the 1,500m mark.
Directions and other info about the college will be posted as soon as I get finalized numbers.
Weather Saturday in Philadelphia looks good, but hot! Bring sunscreen and plenty of water and Gatorade.
As usual, if you have any additional questions, please contact me: DrewKroft@shencrew.com
If you plan to drive down and you want my cell number, please grab me after practice this week. Just ask anyone there for Drew, I'm there 6-12 every day this week, except Friday, I'll be gone by 10. I likely won't be able to answer while driving the trailer Friday morning, but my secretary will be happy to respond to calls and texts on my behalf.