The City Champs Regatta is this Saturday, May 1st and Sunday, May 2nd.
Freshman and Novice boats row on Saturday afternoon as flights and awards are given to first finishers of each flight and fastest time overall for the event.
JV and Varsity boats row on Sunday morning and this is formatted as a time trial. Top 6 teams in each event go to the finals in the afternoon. Top 3 finishes in the finals are awarded gold, silver, and bronze.
The Team VAN will take everyone down and back (though on Saturday the Zimmerman's will be driving the Fresh 4 because we can't fit everyone in the van).
Please meet at Great Valley High School and be PROMPT!
SATURDAY ROWERS will leave GVHS at 10:15 am and returning around 5:00 or a little later.
SUNDAY ROWERS will leave GVHS at 7:00am. Return time will depend on whether our boats finish in the top 6 in their events to move onto the finals in the afternoon. Earliest back might be around 1:40, lastest return time could be 6:30pm or later.
These will be LONG days so they will need to pack a healthy lunch, snacks, and plenty of liquids.
Boys Freshman 4+ Event 2, Flight 2, Lane 3 at 1:06pm
Boys Novice 2x (West Chester East) Event 10, Flight 1, Lane 1 at 2:36pm
Girls Novice 4+ Event 11, Flight 1, Lane 1 at 2:54pm
Girls Novice 4x (West Chester East) Event 13, Flight 1, Lane 2 at 3:24pm
Mary Katherine Avin
Girls JV 4+ Event 21 - 6th time trial, 9:40am
Boys Varsity 4+ Event 44 - 16th time trial at 11:40am
Don't forget that race times and details can be found at rowtown.org
Please read through the Regatta information that was provided to us by the Philadelphia Scholastic Rowing Association.
PLEASE DO NOT ATTEMPT TO ATTEND AS A SPECTATOR. PSRA is VERY SERIOUS about disqualifying teams that are not adhering to this policy.
Below is important information about mitigation procedures for the Flicks and City Championships. Please share with your staff and parents.
MASKS: Everyone must wear a mask at all times, regardless of whether or not you have been vaccinated or already had COVID19. The exceptions are rowers on the water. A rower must have his/her mask on until the boat leaves the dock and at that time he/she may remove it. The mask must be put back on before the boat can dock after the race. Coxswains must wear a mask and shield during the race.
SPECTATORS: We (and the City Health Dept) are very serious about the no spectator rule. No tailgate tents or gathering of any kind are allowed. Yes, we know the park is public and anyone can walk in, but if anyone is observed spectating, they will be asked to leave immediately or their team will be disqualified for the day. Persistence could result in expulsion from all PSRA events.
HEALTH LIAISON: Every team is required to appoint someone as its Health Liaison. This can be a coach, parent, school official or volunteer. This person’s name and contact info needs to be submitted to me this week. This person is responsible for reporting to us any positive COVID cases on the team or staff, any quarantine of the team or the school and any detailed information regarding transmission (with the exception of personal identity as that is protected by law.) The PSRA is not requiring you to take temperatures before and after the regattas as stated in a previous document (although the Stotesbury Cup may do so.)
FOOD: NO food or drink will be dispensed at the venue. Each person must bring his/her own lunch, snacks and drinks to be consumed with their team and in their team space. No buffet style tables or picnics on the lawn are allowed.
PORTABLE TOILETS: We have ordered twice as many portable toilet units as we usually do. They will all be located on the lawn at St. Joe’s Boathouse. Units for officials only be be located in different areas. These units will be cleaned Saturday night and locked overnight. If you would like to order a unit exclusively for your team, you may do so by contacting Karen Jackson at National Rentals at 610-623-6860. Tell her you are with the PSRA regattas. You will be responsible for paying for this unit and labeling and locking it yourself. This unit will have to be placed on the lawn with the other units. It cannot go in the parking lot next to your trailer. Please be sure to bring your own sanitizers wipes, sprays, hand sanitizers.
TENTS: As stated there can be no team tents erected along the course. You may set up a small tent near your trailer if the weather is inclement.
LIVESTREAM: We hope to livestream the 2nd and 3rd Flicks and as always, City Championship.
PSRA GEAR: We will have one vendor who will sell PSRA T-shirts etc. They accept cash and credit cards.