wiped out because of Hurricane Joaquin.
The whole team is practicing on Friday. Those rowing Saturday will row the boats down to the Anacostia Boathouse during practice. Click here for the carpool sign up from the Anacostia Boathouse.
All others will go back to Blair on the bus as normal.
Carpool sign up for Saturday’s regatta Carpool for Saturday’s regatta here.
The Head of the Anacostia is this Saturday. Blair will have entries in the Men’s Jr. 4+ at 9:30 a.m. and the Women’s Jr. 4+ at 10:55 a.m.
See our Regatta FAQs. Also see the post that went around the list serve for detailed information.
Every rower should bring a re-fillable water bottle. This is very important because we are not providing bottles. Every rower or family should be donating some food or drink item. This is a relatively short day as regattas go, but the kids will still need breakfast and lunch foods. Click on this link to identify your generous donation and volunteer opportunities on the signup genius website: http://www.signupgenius.com/go/4090d4aa8a72aa13-head2.
Parking and directions
Parking for rowers and spectators will be at the Maritime Plaza parking lot. The lot is located at 1201 M Street SE, Washington, DC 20003 and is on the road to the boathouse. You may park in the upper lot only. You will be towed if you park in the lower lot. The parking lot is a 3/4 mile walk to the boathouse. There is handicapped parking at the Boathouse. This venue is known for requiring parking passes, however to date we have not been advised that this will be required this year. If that changes and they do require one, we will send you a link so you can print it and place it on your dash board.
Dear Parents and Rowers,
We are pleased to announce that the Boathouse online team store for Blair Crew is open until October 5. You can purchase customized Blair Crew merchandise directly from the store and receive your order just in time for the holiday season. By ordering through the store you will receive a significant savings off the retail price provided that we meet the required minimum number of orders. This process may sound a little unusual, but if we do not have enough orders you will have to pay the full retail price.
If you would like to place an order, please let me know what items you would like to purchase so I can track them. I will let you know by Thursday, October 1 if there are enough orders to make the minimum. At that time you can decide if you would like to proceed with your order.
For comparison, listed below is the reduced price with the savings, then the retail price for selected items:
Release Tanks (minimum order 12)
Price if we have the minimum order – $36.00 – $70.00
Wind Stopper (minimum order 6)
Price if we have the minimum order – $124.00
Price if we do NOT have the minimum order – $201.00
Cold Weather Training Top – (minimum order 12 for women’s and 12 for men’s each)
Price if we have the minimum order – $47.00
Price if we do NOT have the minimum order – $70.00
Hooded Sweatshirt – (minimum order 12)
Price if we have the minimum order – $32.00
Price if we do NOT have the minimum order – $66.00
Sweat Pants – (minimum order 12)
Price if we have the minimum order – $28.00
Price if we do NOT have the minimum order – $48.00
Accel Trou (no minimum order – all Trou’s are $29.00 each)
Price – $29.00
Performance Polo (minimum order 6)
Price if we have the minimum order – $29.00
Price if we do NOT have the minimum order – $50.00
Performance T-Shirt (minimum order 12 for women’s and 12 for men’s each )
Price if we have the minimum order – $20.00
Price if we do NOT have the minimum order – $30.00
This is a WIN-WIN situation for everyone… you get great quality custom made Boathouse merchandise and support your team!
Here is the link for the store http://blaircrew.boathousegear.com.
Go Blair Crew!
Mom of Trevor ‘16
Here is the Fall practice itinerary. Individual weeks may vary due to holidays and other school closings, etc. (See fall schedule)
- Land Practices Tu/Thu 3:30 -4:30 in front of the Blair weight room
- Monday Water Practice – Varsity only. We’re trying to organize carpools so we can save the cost of the bus on Mondays ($375 per Monday). If signing up in Signup Genius to be a Dock Sitter (MONDAYS ONLY), understand that we’re asking you to drive and please indicate how many rowers you can take. We still need to organize additional carpools to handle all the rowers before we can cancel the bus (ON MONDAYS ONLY) but we’re not there yet. Until we get our act together organizing sufficient seats in carpools, there will be a bus. One way or another we’ll get your kids to the water on Mondays.
- Wed/Fri Water practice – bus leaves Blair Lot at 3:30 sharp, return 6:45-7:00
- Sat. Water practice – 9:00 – 12:00 at Bladensburg
There is an event going on at Blandensburg Waterfront Park on Saturday so we have to cancel practice.
Thanks to Brian Young for setting up our Saturday carpool system.
Here’s this week’s carpool link: http://www.groupcarpool.com/t/urfht3[groupcarpool.com]
From Brian: The process is pretty simple. If you can drive this Saturday, just click on the picture of the car with “Add” on it. Fill out the information, making sure to check the box on the “departing” or “returning” trip (and unchecking the other), whichever you are offering.
If you need a ride, just go to that same link, find a car (I suggest clicking on “details” of the cars and finding one close by so someone doesn’t end up having to drive all over the area picking people up), and click on the person icon to grab a seat.