Maryland State Championships this Weekend!

MD Rowing Champ-Chesterton
Rowing on the bucolic Chester River

Dear Parents and Rowers,

Our next regatta, Maryland State Championship will be held on Sunday, May 1 at Washington College in Chestertown, MD. It’s across the Bay Bridge, 1 hour and 40 minutes from Blair.  Some people have driven over on Saturday and spent the night.  If you’re thinking about coming to watch, it’s a lovely venue and a great little town for wandering through between races.  Don’t forget those regatta essentials for a day by the river: chair, blanket, something to read, binocular, camera, and comfortable shoes.

Arrival and Departure time:

All separate email from Coach Greg will follow with the arrival and departure times.  For now plan on arriving at 8:00 a.m. with a coxswains meeting at 7:45 a.m. and departing from Chestertown around 4:30 p.m. Race schedule is here.

Food and Volunteer 

We are grilling!  It is very important for every Rower or family to donate food or drink item!  Click on this link to identify your generous donation and volunteer opportunities on the signup genius website: Also, if possible please bring your food donation in a disposable/recyclable container, if it requires refrigeration please pack it in a cooler with ice packs, and if you’d like to have any left-over food back, please feel free to collect it during clean-up as well as taking left over food/snacks for the trip home.

Directions to Washington College Waterfront and Wilmer Park:

The location is the Washington College Waterfront and Wilmer Park on the Chester River, 445 Cross Street, Chestertown, MD 21620. Parking for families and spectators is located close to the event and throughout Chestertown.

From the Annapolis Area:

  • Follow Route 50 over
  • At split for Route 50/301, follow signs for Rt. 301 on left
  • Continue on Rt. 301 until you see signs for Rt. 213 N toward Centreville
  • Follow Rt. 213 N. through Centerville and continue about 20 miles to Chestertown
  • Once you have crossed over the Chester River Bridge into Chestertown, turn left at first light onto Cross Street.
  • Continue on Cross Street until you reach Wilmer Park and then Washington College Boathouse on left.

Restaurant and Hotel Information:

Kent County Chamber of Commerce


Washington College Waterfront:


Kristin Staroba, Stephanie Fitzpatrick, Linda Turpie
Regatta Coordinators

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