STOTESBURY REGATTA: May 17 - 19, 2018
- SIGNUPS ARE CLOSED -
Oakton Crew will be in full force at the Stotesbury Cup Regatta, held on Philadelphia's legendary Boathouse Row on May 18th & 19th. 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.
Coaches will inform teammates which boats will be competing in the regatta itself, and the entire team is encouraged to attend to support our racers and to cheer Oakton Crew boats down the course. Participation in this trip is optional for teammates, but the entire team is invited to attend.
This is a change in how we've traveled to Stotes in the past, and we will not need an army of Boat Parents this year since the team will be traveling together in buses. 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 Philadelphia.
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 Schuylkill 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
*Parents may attend dinner with the team, and eat from the set menu, for $50 - go to the STORE to pay
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.
Parents are invited and encouraged to attend this trip with the team; We have a block of rooms reserved for the team at the Staybridge Suites in Mt. Laurel, New Jersey (a 30-40 minute drive from the course); Extra rooms are available for parents, and we request that if you call to book one of these rooms, you also agree to sign up for a chaperone shift.
4115 Church Street
Mount Laurel NJ
Rates: 22 Studio Suites are currently available @ $129.00 per night, 3 One-Bedroom Suites @ $137.00 per night. When calling the hotel to make a reservation, let them know you are booking with the Oakton Crew block, and then please sign up for a shift HERE to help out.
The Staybridge is otherwise sold out for the weekend, and parents who do not wish to stay with the team are encouraged to find their own accommodations as soon as possible. A map of the course is below.
PARKING AT STOTESBURY:
For parking information and prepayment for space, please visit the Stotesbury PARKING webpage. Please do not park anywhere on Kelly Drive on Thursday or Friday, even if you do not see a "no parking" sign - you will get a ticket of up to $200.
PLEASE BRING THESE FORMS TO THE MAY 2ND MEETING, with PAYMENT (unless paying by credit card):
- FIELD TRIP AUTHORIZATION
- LUGGAGE SEARCH FORM (only the bottom portion must be completed)
- ATHLETE EXPECTATION FORM
- EMERGENCY CARE FORM*
(*only required if there have been changes since Registration)
- IF YOU WOULD LIKE TO PAY BY CREDIT CARD, CLICK HERE
(credit card fees charged to our team are added to the total)