First race this weekend!

Scrimmage with Churchill and Washington Rowing School 9:00 am – 12:00 pm

Prior to our first regatta of the season we are having a Meet this Saturday, March 19, at the Bladensburg Waterfront Park Boathouse with Churchill High School and Washington Rowing School.  The address is 4601 Annapolis Rd, Bladensburg, MD 20710-1012.  Everyone needs to be there before 8:30 a.m.  This event will be more of a practice than a regatta and should end at 12:00 p.m.  Carpooling is encouraged.   If you are planning to stay, it’s a good idea to bring a lawn chair, blanket, something to read, and binoculars. We will be able to walk on a wooden path along the water to see the boats as they finish near the boathouse.  We will be providing a cooler of water to refill the recyclable drinking cups.  We will have small table for items like coffee and bagels with cream cheese or fruit if anyone would like to bring some.  Presently we have about 30 rowers.


From the Beltway:

1)     Kenilworth Avenue:  from the Beltway, take exit 23 which is Kenilworth Avenue South towards Bladensburg. Go five miles. After traffic light for Upshur Street intersection, go right on exit ramp to MD Route 450 (Annapolis Road). Go left at end of exit ramp onto Route 450 West. Park Entrance is 2 short blocks on the left.

2)     BW Parkway:  Take east on University Blvd E / MD-193 toward Lexington Dr. (0.5 mi) Merge onto I-495 E / Capital Beltway E toward Baltimore / College Park. (7.4 mi).  Take the Baltimore Washington Pkwy S exit, EXIT 22B, toward South Washington.  (0.4 mi).  Merge onto MD-295 S / Baltimore Washington Pkwy S. (3.6 mi).  Take the MD-450 exit toward Bladensburg / Annapolis. (0.2 mi). Merge onto Annapolis Rd / MD-450 toward Bladensburg. (1.3 mi). Turn left into Bladensburg Waterfront Park.  The boathouse is at the end of the road.

University Blvd/East West Highway: Head east on University Blvd E toward Lexington Dr  (3.1 mile).  Turn right onto Riggs Rd (0.8 mi).  Turn left onto MD-410 E/Rte 410 E/State 410 E  (2.3 mi).  Turn right onto Baltimore Ave (0.7 mi).  Slight left to stay on Baltimore Ave (1.0 mi).  Continue straight to stay on Baltimore Ave (0.1 mi).  Continue onto Annapolis Rd/Bladensburg Rd  (174 ft).  Turn right into Bladensburg Waterfront Park.  The boathouse is at the end of the road.


 Kristin Strobe, Stephanie Fitzpatrick, Lisa Hack, Linda Turpin: Regatta Coordinators

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