Rowing camp

Blair Crew, in conjunction with Washington Rowing School is offering a series of one week rowing camps.Each one week camp cover basic and advanced stroke technique, race tactics and strategies, and water and land training tips.

The camp will be run by Cindy Cole of Washington Rowing School and Greg Gallishaw of Blair Crew.

Camp starts June 20 and runs for 8 weeks, and is from 8:00 AM to 11:00 AM at Bladensburg Waterfront Park. The cost is $195. Multi-week discounts are available. If rowers have commitments one or two days and would like to participate, arrangements can be made to accommodate his or her schedule.

To register, click on the link below and select the camps & clinics tab, choose the week, or weeks you would like to attend.

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Join Blair Crew!

Blair Crew invites new rowers to join the team for the 2016-2017 school year. Students looking for a bonding team experience that develops friendships, strength, and confidence will find it in Blair Crew. We are a coed, parent-supported club team that rows in the fall and spring (rowers can participate in one or both seasons). Blair Crew DOES NOT CUT – all students who are willing to work hard make the team. Most incoming Blair Crew rowers are new to the sport and learn technique and strategy from our experienced coaches. Practices are held after school and bus transportation between Blair and the boathouse in Bladensburg is provided during the week. Here’s what several of this year’s novice (beginner) rowers and parents have to say about their experience with Blair Crew:
“I definitely feel like I’m part of a team and am a lot stronger now, too. It’s a lot of fun and worth the hard work!”

“Being on Blair Crew has made Blair a lot smaller. I really feel like I’m part of a family.”

“It’s easy to get overwhelmed in the transition from middle school to high school. My daughter’s involvement with Blair Crew gave her an instant community within the school. It also provided her with a tremendous opportunity to develop new friends and discover strengths and skills she didn’t know she had.”

If you have questions about Blair Crew or wish to receive e-mail updates over the summer about Blair Crew events/registration, contact

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End of year party June 4 at 5

Rebecca Davis and Stephen Mercer will be hosting this year’s end of year party. See emails for evite. It will be a potluck. 

7222 Flower Avenue Takoma Park, MD 

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The last week…

Great racing at WMIRA everyone!

This is the last week of varsity practice in preparation for Stotesbury…. Since there is no bus this week, here are the carpool signups:

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WMIRA this Saturday (5/14)

Here are some logistics for this Saturday’s race. 

The lot will be available for you to park at 5:30 am.

Please direct your parents and athletes to carpool and to avoid trying to park in the TBC lot. This is a problem with most regattas at TBC – avoid the nightmare and park elsewhere🙂

Note that trying towards the Watergate is an option in addition to Georegtown. 


The regatta has a permit for tents to be set up along the Georgetown waterfront park. I am meeting with NPS on Friday to determine exactly where they may be located. The tents are NOT to be staked to the ground. Please remember that the waterfront park and Thompson Boat Center are National Parks. Please respect the environment, and take out any trash that you bring in. The boathouse facilities should be reserved for the athletes and coaches. Please direct your parents to stay out of the way of boats to make race day traffic as efficient as possible. There will be portapotties for them to use.

Teams have asked about Chuckwagons. They can be parked along Water Street under the Whitehurst Freeway. That will be the easiest access to where the tents are.


If you have a trophy from last year, be sure to polish it up and bring it with you. There will be parent volunteers upstairs at TBC (or outside if the weather is nice). Please email Andrew Bright with any queries regarding volunteer duties.


Coaches/Coxswains meeting at 7:30am.

Looking forward to a great day of racing at the 9th annual WMIRA Championship!

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Novice regatta this weekend (5/7)

Dear Blair Crew Parents and Rowers,
Thank you parents for your help and donations in Chestertown! This weekend is a NOVICE-ONLY regatta at Thompson’s Boat Center in Georgetown. Varsity Parents, encourage your rowers to go to Georgetown and cheer the Novices on! We’re waiting on details about time and racing, but wanted to put some basic information so you can plan your weekend. Right now the forecast on Saturday calls for 50% chance of rain with highs in the low 70s.

Food and Drink:

Every rower or family needs to volunteer and should be donating some food or drink item. Because of the early heat and fairly early finals, we are focusing primarily on breakfast. If you are interested in lunch you may bring your own. Also, there are a lot of really good restaurants nearby. If you are having any trouble with Signup Genius, contact me directly. Click on this link to identify your generous donation and volunteer opportunities on the signup genius website 

Directions and Parking:

Parking is pretty bad in Georgetown so pay attention to the TBC suggestions on where to park. (You might have luck down Virgina Ave and towards George Washington Univ instead of in Georgetown proper)

The boats will be in the Thompson’s parking lot. Rowers need to go there and start taking boats off and rigging them.


Carole Giunta , Kelly Kleine

Novice Regatta Coordinators for this Event

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Novice race this weekend (May 7)

Race is in Georgetown.

Also, Spring schedule updated.

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