Month: March 2016

BRC News 3/30/16: Details about Mercer Lake Regatta

  1. Our first regatta is only 2 weeks away…and it’s a big one!  46 clubs, ~580 entries, on a world-class course specifically designed for rowing.  Please visit the regatta page for more info.  Check back frequently for updates.
  2. All Novice and Varsity rowers will compete.  Click Here for the latest schedule.
    1. Coaches will announce boat assignments and line-ups next week at practice.
    2. All Novice races are on Saturday morning, 4/16.  Each boat will race 1500 meters.  Best wishes, row hard, have fun!
    3. Varsity races are Saturday afternoon and all-day Sunday.  Each boat will race 2000 meters in 1 of 2-3 heats, depending on number of entries.  Top finishers compete in finals later for medals.
    4. Even when they’re not racing, kids are busy rigging boats, launching/landing their teammates’ boats, watching the other races.  Make time to rest and eat properly to prepare for your race.
    5. All rowers are expected to travel with the team and stay for the whole regatta, even if their races are over.
  3. Visit the SignUp Genius to volunteer to chaperone, work the tent and contribute food items.
  4. Parents who want to attend can:
    1. Volunteer to chaperone.  You’ll have assigned duties on the bus, site and hotel, but BRC will cover the cost of your double-occupancy room.  See our Safe Sport Policy, read the handbook.
    2. Ride the team bus.  Save gas and time, visit with other parents and kids, help out at the regatta site.  Be sure to make your own hotel arrangements (see below).
    3. Drive your own vehicle and meet us in NJ.  Be sure to make your own hotel arrangements.
    4. Bring a chair, sunscreen (or umbrella!) and binoculars to enjoy the event.  More tips to come re: how to watch a regatta!
  5. Hotel is Springfield Suites, Ewing-Princeton South.  All rowers’ and chaperones’ rooms are reserved, but family members must call and make their own reservations.  Ask for the BRC rate, $109.
  6. Bus will leave Rochester from BHS parking lot at 12 Noon on Friday 4/15.   Inform your teachers and school’s attendance office.
  7. Regatta fee TBA.  Cost is divided equally among all rowers to cover motorcoach, hotel, entry fees, hospitality, coaches.  Make checks payable to “Brighton Rowing Club”, mail to BRC, PO Box 18724, Rochester NY 14618 by Wednesday, 4/13/16.
  8. As always, more details on the Regatta Page.
Posted by Stephanie Siegrist (Brighton Rowing Club)

BRC News 3/27/16: Back on the water! No icebergs this year!

  1. Registration MUST be complete for rowers to go on the water.
    1. Online registration, payment, swim test.   Land workouts for anyone whose stuff isn’t complete.
    2. Practice begins Monday, 3/28 for Varsity and Novice; Modified begins Tuesday, 4/5.
    3. Meet at the boathouse, “hands-on” by 3:45 (4:00 for Modified), dressed for the weather (layers, hat, gloves).  Wear running shoes.
  2. Team Roster will arrive in a separate email.  Please let me know if you did not receive it: stephanie.siegrist@brightoncrew.org.
  3. Thank you to everyone who attended the Parent Meeting, and welcome, new families!
    1. Board members will contact volunteers soon about specific tasks.
    2. FAQ’s and info about practice/regatta logistics will be added soon to the website.  Who can help me with this?
  4. Regatta SignUps will be available soon.  Click Here to view the schedule, with links to details about each event…
  5. Order your BRC FanGear and Novice uniform T’s:   Visit our FanGear site, and order from Athletic Outlet.
  6. For kids who want to drive the launch:  Some of our rowers work as coxswains for GRC and help coach the summer Learn-to-Row camps.  NYS law now requires anyone born after 5/1/96 to complete an approved boating course to operate a motorboat.  Brighton Town Rec is offering a class:  click here for more info (go to page 25).
  7. For parents who want to experience rowing (the kids make it look easy!), Genesee Rowing Club Learn-to-Row sessions begin May 9 or June 6.  Several BRC parents have enjoyed this, and continue to row (and race!) with GRC.
Posted by Stephanie Siegrist (Brighton Rowing Club)

BRC News 3/21/16: Parent Meeting Wed 3/23, On-Water 3/28!

  1. Parent Meeting Wednesday, 3/23, 7-8PM BHS cafeteria.
    1. Mandatory for all Novice and Varsity parents; Modified parents welcome, too.
    2. Coaches will present training/racing goals for the season
    3. Review regatta and travel logistics
    4. Volunteering:  How will you support the club?  Be ready to commit to one or more tasks.
  2. Swim Tests for new members:  Each new Modified and Novice rower has to pass a swim test, even if you did Summer Learn-to-Row.  Will be held at the BHS pool, during the parent meeting at 7PM.
    1. Wear a bathing suit and sweatshirt (bring a towel and dry clothes to change).
    2. Swim 2 lengths and tread water for 10 minutes.
    3. Style doesn’t matter, but you must demonstrate that you can save yourself in the very-unlikely event you end up in the water.
  3. On-Water Practice:  Yay!
    1. Starts Monday, 3/28 for Novice and Varsity
    2. Starts Tuesday, 4/5 for Modified.
  4. Updated Rosters  will be emailed to everyone tonight.
    1. Please let me know if corrections are needed.
    2. Rowers should send me their email addresses so they can receive team emails in their own inbox.
    3. Use these rosters to contact neighbors for carpools, etc…
Posted by Stephanie Siegrist (Brighton Rowing Club)

BRC News 3/6/16: Registration and Roster

Rowing Evolution

  1. Festival of IdeasThank you Julia F., Keagan and Mikayla for helping Peter Siegrist host BRC’s first workshop at the Fest to raise awareness of the club and build a pipeline of future members.
  2. Are You Registered for Spring?  I’ve emailed the latest version of the team roster listing members who are formally registered for Spring 2016.  If you are NOT on the list, then please click here to register and I’ll add your info to next week’s update of the roster.
  3. Keeping Rosters Helpful:  Please check the roster and let me know if corrections are needed.  Also, it’s important that rowers receive team emails in their own inbox, so please have them send me their cell-phone and email addresses so I can add their info.   Use these rosters to contact neighbors for carpools, etc…
  4. Tell your friends to check their Spam!  If your friends complain that they don’t receive these News posts, please tell them to check their Spam…sometimes the News ends up there.
  5. Parent Meeting Wednesday, 3/23, 7-8PM BHS cafeteria.  Mandatory for all Novice and Varsity parents; Modified parents welcome, too.
  6. Swim Tests for new members:  Each new Modified and Novice rower has to pass a swim test, even if you did Summer Learn-to-Row.  Will be held at the BHS pool, dates TBA.
    1. Wear a bathing suit and sweatshirt (bring a towel and dry clothes to change).
    2. Swim 2 lengths and tread water for 10 minutes.
    3. Style doesn’t matter, but you must demonstrate that you can save yourself in the very-unlikely event you end up in the water.
  7. Next BRC Board Meeting is Wednesday, 3/9, 7-8:30PM.  Please submit any ideas/concerns.  2-3 Members-at-Large are still needed!
Posted by Stephanie Siegrist (Brighton Rowing Club)