Change in FALL 2014 Rowing Program #SGS@Shen
To the SGS Rowers and Parents,
On Tuesday 8/19 the Boards of SGS Rowing and Friends of Shen Rowing met to explore further the advantages of rowing together this fall.
The decision to move forward was made which brings a number of positive enhancements for current and future rowers.
All rowers will register through Shen Rowing using their paper application available on their website and attached here.
All rowers will have a parent complete the waiver online with USRowing to facilitate regatta entries for Fall.
All Modified (grade 6 to 8) and High School Rowers will row out of the Shen bay of the Burnt Hills Boathouse and dock on Maritime Drive in Aplaus just down the road from where we put our dock in this past spring.
The season fees are higher, the travel time is another 8 to 10 minutes once you reach the light at Freemans Bridge and Maxon Road.
There is an enforced expectation for parents to volunteer and mandatory fundraising efforts including the bottle drive, pie sales, marathon row, and their 3rd annual golf tournament.
Shen has 8 coaches and around 100 rowers plus adult rowing programs.
Advantages for rowers will be a better rowing experience, a chance to work with different coaches, row in bigger more competitive boats, more races, challenge to make boats for select races, and more distant races including an overnight regatta in Pembroke,NH this fall. Expect fewer weather related practice cancellations due to weather since they have a bay of the BH boathouse and a erg room.
Please go to their website at : www.shencrew.com for much more information on their program.
Ellen Sherry is the Shen Crew Registrar. You may contact her at firstname.lastname@example.org She has been kind enough to forward pdf’s of the registration form and Fall Info sheet, please mark your calendars now.
There is a parent meeting on Saturday Sept 6th. All rowers are expected to come to practice that day. When the parents come to pick them up they stay for the meeting and sign up for volunteer positions.
It will be a good opportunity for new parents to ask questions from coaches and board members.
Don Constantino , President SGS Rowing