On Sunday morning, the Arlington Crew Team will be participating at the O’Neil race at West Point. All rowers participating in the race will travel on the team bus. The bus will leave the high school at 0430 (yes, that is AM). Athletes competing must take the bus (no exceptions). Everyone over the age of 16 MUST have a photo ID with them to enter West Point. The team will be at the race site by 0600.
For anyone attending to watch the race, we have posted directions and a map here:
West Point Map
Again, you will need a photo ID, and should allow for extra travel time for the security checkpoints. The food tent will be set up, and we will have breakfast and lunch foods available. Please sign up on signupgenius.com to help. The cost for the food tent will be $5.
The race schedule is tentatively follows:
0700 Boys Lightweight 4+
0720 Girls 1st 8+
0800 Boys 1st 4+
0820 Girls Lightweight 4+
0825 Boys 1st 8+
0850 Girls 1st 4+
0930 Boys 2nd 8+
0955 Girls 2nd 4+
1020 Girls 2nd 8+
1045 Boys 2nd 4+
In addition to registration with Arlington Rowing Association, each rower needs to complete their US Rowing Waiver. Instructions are available here:
Confirmations of completed wiavers are due to Coach Stasaitis by March 7th.
Registration for the Spring 2016 Season is now available.
The cost is $500 and the season runs from 3/7/2016 to 6/11/2016.
There are 2 options for registration.
- JV/Varsity (rower must have completed two seasons as a Novice)
- Novice (no experience is necessary)
Novice registration has a more flexible reimbursement policy, 100% if made within the first 4 weeks versus prorated from 3/7/2016. There is a late fee of $50 for registrations not completed by 3/14/2016. Registration must be completed prior to participation.
Each family is expected to volunteer for 10 hours (this is not per rower). There is a $100 deposit that is collected during registration. This deposit is refundable following completion of the 10 hours of service, as documented on the Volunteer Card.
Returning rowers may have positive account balances as a result of last year’s fundraising events and/or erg deposits. To apply your balance to the registration fee you will need to request a Coupon from the Treasurer (send an email request to email@example.com). There is also a 10% discount per rower for families with more than one rower. You will need a Coupon if you need to apply the 10% discount.
Registration is also available for the Modified program. The modified Program is open to all 7th and 8th graders attending either UVMS or LMS. The cost is $250 and runs from 3/7/2016 to 6/11/2016. Rowers will learn the fundamentals of rowing and work with the Novice program coaches. Rowers in the Modified Program will not participate in any of the high school races, but will be encouraged to attend the Novice and JV/Varsity home races. Rowers in the Modified may also participate in Modified home races as available.
Are you interested in joining Arlington Crew? Do you have questions? If so, you can contact our President, Dave Dittmann. His cell phone number is 845-235-4892 and his home phone number is 845-473-6211.
Watch Arlington Crew rowers in action:
In an effort to increase the quantity of new 8th and 9th grade rowers (especially new boys), the Arlington Rowing Association implemented a Rower Recruitment Incentive Program. The following are details of the program:
- Applies to registrations of new rowers for the Novice Programs and 8th Grade Learn to Row Program
- The new Rower needs to register online and indicate in the registraion the name of the existing rower that recruited him/her
- The existing rower that recruited the new rower receives a credit to their account at end of season (the new rower needs to complete the season)
- The incentive rates are 10% for new Boy and 8% for new Girl (i.e. Novice Boy = 10% of $500 = $50, 8th Grade Learn to Row Girl = 8% of $200 = $16, etc.)
- Please direct any questions to the Arlington Rowing Association President or Treasurer.
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