The Arlington Crew Team will be competing in the HVRL Novice Championships on Sunday May 22, 2016. The races start at 0730. The location is Pinecliff Lake in West Milford, NJ. For GPS directions use 1560 Union Valley Rd, West Milford, NJ 07480 it’s the local Post Office across from the race course. All rowers will need to take the team bus to the race. The bus will leave the Arlington High School at 0430 on Sunday.
During practice on Saturday morning, the boats for the Novice team (the “Storm King” and the “Heaven”) will be loaded on the FDR trailer. Draft boat assignments are attached:
2016 NoviceChamps Pinecliff Lake_Regatta Info Bulletin
The team will be participating in the Stotesbury Cup Regatta on Friday, May, 20th and Saturday, May 21st. All athletes will be released from classes at 12:00 noon on Thursday May 19th and depart from Arlington High School soon thereafter. Information and directions for the race is available here:
The team will be staying at the Hampton Inn in Plymouth Meeting, PA on Thursday Night, May 19th and Friday Night, May 20th.
Rower Hotel Reservations: Rowers must register on the website at: http://www.arlingtoncrew.org/online-registration/
The rate is $125.00 for the two nights. There will be 4 rowers per room. This rate includes the $15 for the ARA food tent for Friday (breakfast, lunch) and Saturday (breakfast). The team will have the opportunity to go to various restaurants at the coach’s discretion for dinner on Thursday and Friday night (please send money with your rower for dinner).
Luggage: When packing for away races please keep in mind that all luggage will be checked. If medication is needed please put it a zip lock bag with a note from Parent/Guardian stating the type of medication and permission to carry it. Parent Volunteers are needed for luggage check. Please contact Marylou Hyland. All bags must be at the high school in the team room before the start of classes (0730) on Thursday, May 19, 2016. They will be inspected prior to loading that afternoon. NO UNINSPECTED BAGS WILL BE ALLOWED ON THE BUS.
Volunteers: Parent chaperones are needed for shifts at the hotel. Marylou Hyland is currently holding extra rooms for parent chaperones at $119.00 per night (tax included). Please contact her at (845) 797-4166 to volunteer and receive this rate. Chaperone Shifts: 9PM – 11PM, 11PM – 1AM. 1 parent per shift/both nights.
Buses: The rowers must be at the high school rear entrance at 1200 to pick up their bags and load the buses, The buses will leave as soon as they are loaded. Don’t be late or you will be left behind.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org). 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.
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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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