STOTESBURY REGATTA: May 17 - 19, 2018
The Stotesbury Cup Regatta has been relocated to the Cooper River racecourse after this week's rain and upcoming forecast threatened the regatta from safely being held on the Schuykill River.
The team will travel in two chartered buses on Thursday May 17th, and will stay together in Mt. Laurel, New Jersey, returning on Saturday May 19th at the conclusion of racing.
We still need a lot of parent volunteers to chaperone the buses and the hotel rooms, and to help at the Chuck Wagon tent to feed our team. Please visit the Signup Genius and select a shift to support our team. Stotesbury is the largest high school regatta in the world, and is an awe-inspiring event so we hope to see as many families as possible in Philly for this weekend celebration of rowing.
WED 5/16: Practice @ Sandy Run; Coaches will instruct teammates about loading boats and equipment for travel; Chuckwagon will be packed and prepped for travel.
THURS 5/17: Buses load at OHS @ 12:15 p.m., depart school @ 12:30; all athletes MUST be on the bus at time of departure, or a parent must transport to Camden.
The Stotesbury Logistics team will work with OHS office staff to arrange excused absences for teammates; Parents & teammates should contact their teachers to arrange make-up work for Thursday afternoon and Friday.
Any student who has an AP exam Thursday afternoon or Friday must reschedule the exam with school staff — please contact your school counselor for details and reschedule dates.
Teammates should bring a bagged lunch and full water bottle for the bus, with rowing clothing readily available for changing before river arrival.
3:30 to 7:00 p.m. Travel to Cooper River, rig boats, practice runs on water; reload buses for hotel
7:00 - 8:00 p.m. Check-in at hotel
8:00 - 9:00 p.m. Pasta dinner for team @ hotel — Catered by Gambino's
*Parents are invited to join the team for pasta on Thursday - costs for parents is $13.00 per person ($15.00 if paid by credit card)
Coach Boat Meetings in lobby
LIGHTS OUT @ 11 p.m.
FRI 5/18: TIME TRIALS ALL DAY - Departure times subject to change based on regatta schedule
7:00 a.m. Bus departs for River with entire team
11:30 - 1:30 Lunch at Chuck Wagon Tent @ Regatta
RETURN TO HOTEL at end of racing
8:00 p.m. Team Dinner at Chart House
SAT 5/19: Semi-Finals & Finals for progressing boats; Schedule and return home time TBD depending on team events.
$200 per teammate: covers charter buses, hotel, Thursday pasta dinner, food from the Chuck Wagon at the regatta Friday & Saturday, team dinner on Friday & a team Stotesbury t-shirt; students may wish to bring additional spending money for shopping or outside snacks.
Athletes are staying in the Staybridge Suites:
4115 Church Street
Mount Laurel NJ
PARKING AT STOTESBURY:
UPDATES TO PARKING WILL BE ANNOUNCED AS SOON AS WE HAVE INFORMATION FROM THE VENUE.