FALL SEASON REGATTA INFORMATION
Estimated Ship Date for Team Uniform, Technical Wear & Casual Items: Oct. 10
Estimated Delivery Date for Team Uniform, Technical Wear & Casual Items: Oct. 17
Estimated Ship Date for Team Outerwear Items: Oct. 24
Estimated Delivery Date for Team Outerwear Items: Oct. 31
The 31st Head of the Hudson (for Comp and HP athletes)
Saturday, Sept 22
Hosted by the Albany Rowing Center
Hudson River, Albany, NY
Athletes are expected to arrive by 6:30am. The anticipated dismissal time is 12:30pm. We’ll need help from parents to set-up and break-down the team tent.
Regatta launching and rules, etc.
Temperatures expected to be in the 60s and partly cloudy.
Racing uniform is team unisuit with optional white layer under the top or black tights over the bottoms. Anyone without a unisuit may ask Melissa in person if she has one in stock at the lake to borrow otherwise it’s fine to wear team colors: red, white and blue. Please bring layers for early morning and post-race if wet.
Each youth rowing family is asked to contribute $20 toward non-perishable snacks and items like garbage bags and napkins that RRA will keep in stock for the rowers. Athletes should additionally bring their own fresh food as the snacks are only intended to supplement meals.
There is a public bike path that runs along the Hudson River and there are lots of dogs if anyone wishes to bring their dog.
King's Head Regatta (HP)
Sunday, Sept 30
Navy Day Regatta (HP)
Saturday, Oct 13
Head of the Passaic (Comp and HP)
Sunday, Oct 14
Head of the Schuylkill (Comp and HP)
Sunday, Oct 28
Hidden River Chase (Comp and HP) - weather dependent
Sunday, Nov 4
Frostbite Regatta (HP) - weather dependent
Saturday, Nov 10
General Regatta Info
Arrival Budget more time than you need to find parking and locate the trailer. Arrival time is posted on lineups sheet.
Dismissal Rowers will be dismissed directly by their coach following the team's last race of the day and once equipment has been properly stowed away. Anticipated dismissal time is posted on lineups sheet.
Food Athletes are responsible for bringing their own perishable meals. The Parents Association charges $20 per athlete to provide non-perishable snacks such as granola bars, dried fruit, nuts and water.
Inclement Weather In the best interest of fair and safe racing the local organizing committee will decide at what point to defer to adverse weather plans. Schedule changes are made using the following priority system: delay racing to later in the day, begin racing earlier in the day, use a time-trial system in place of heats, omit a round of an event, cancel events and cancel regatta. Rowers will be notified by their coach if there are schedule changes. Spectators can typically find announcements on the regatta's website or social media pages.
Line-ups Will be posted the Wednesday before the regatta contingent upon the regatta director’s release of the final schedule.
Racing Details and Rules - Rowers are responsible for familiarizing themselves with the unique procedures and rules of racing for each regatta to ensure their safety and fair play. Rowing is unique in that coaches cannot be on the sidelines to provide assistance during competition. We launch them and the rest is up to them!
Spares or alternate rowers are expected to attend the regatta and help on race day.
Spectators are not permitted at the RRA boat trailer or in the boat trailer yard. The team will have a hospitality tent set up along the shore as a place for RRA spectators to gather and cheer on the team and as a place for our rowers to hydrate and refuel.
Uniform Rowers will represent the RRA at regattas by proudly wearing team gear and layer as appropriate for inclement weather. Rowers are encouraged to bring a full set of spare clothes to change into after their race. See below for approved layers to be worn in addition to the required RRA unisuit:
On the water:
Under the unisuit, rowers may wear white base layers, either short or long sleeves are acceptable.
Over the unisuit rowers may wear the team vest or team jacket on top and black tights on the bottom.
RRA hat or visor
For land, the goal is to protect us from the elements while looking like a team. Any RRA team issued clothing is approved. If you are wearing non-team clothing, please stick to team colors or neutrals i.e. solids and refrain from logos.