2011 Boulder Community Rowing Programs Document

Sweep Programs – 2011 Season

Learn-to-Row  

Julie Korak, Program Coordinator

Four (4) Learn-to-Row (LTR) weekends are offered this year. The object of these programs is to introduce individuals to the sport of sweep rowing. The weekend intensive will include introduction to the boat and other equipment, safety on the water, rowing body mechanics and fitness. For those interested in pursuing rowing further, novice programs are scheduled to follow LTR weekends. Potential LTR candidates will be specifically informed that rowing can be a strenuous sport and that they must be able to lift at least 50 lbs above their heads in order to help carry the boats. Program enrollment is capped at 18 participants per weekend.

SCHEDULE

Friday evening, 5:00 pm- 7:00 pm, Saturday and Sunday morning, 6:00 am- 10:00 am.

LTR I: May 6th – 8th 

LTR II: June 3rd – 5th 

LTR III: July 15th – 17th 

LTR IV: Aug 26th – 28th 

COST

$125 per session. If you choose to join the club and continue rowing, $100 of your LTR fee will be credited towards the cost of club membership.


Novice Program

Leah-Kim Cseh-Brown, Program Contact

The Novice Program is open to anyone with the desire and physical ability to experience sweep rowing beyond LTR. The primary focus of this program is to introduce individuals to the sport, build fitness without injury and acquire a set of basic skills which will enable them to continue on to the Experienced Program.

SCHEDULE

Tuesday, Thursday, Friday, 5:30 am- 7:00 am

Novice I: May 10th – June 3rd 

Novice II: June 7th – July 15th 

Novice III: July 19th – Aug 26th 

Novice IV: Aug 29th – Oct 7th 

Novice I is 4 weeks in length, the other Novice sessions are 6 weeks each

COST

Novice I: $55

Novice II: $75

Novice III: $75

Novice IV: $75

Club Membership is necessary for participation in the Novice Program. However, new Novice rowers can wait to pay their membership fee until the 4th rowing day of the session. This gives new rowers a chance to make sure this is the right sport for them before joining as full member.

The fee for the Novice program must be paid at the beginning of the session. After the 4th rowing day, novice rowers must decide whether or not to join the club. Refunds for the Novice Program are not available to rowers who decide to leave the program. New Novice rowers who drop out no later than the 4th rowing day of their first Novice session, can request a refund for up to $30 from their Novice program fee.

CURRICULUM and PARTICIPATION REQUIREMENTS

- The primary focus of the Novice Program is skill development through drills. This will include rowing technique, etiquette and vocabulary, equipment handling including carrying the boat safely, boat parts/terminology and correct foot stretcher/oar height placements. As soon as reasonable, training will end with 10 to 20 minutes of continuous rowing each day.

- Embedded within each Novice session is coxswain training. Rowers will learn and practice skills essential to ensure safety of the boat and crew during carrying, launching, steering and docking. Reasonable coxswain skills (sufficient to safely cox practice sessions) are required to graduate from the Novice Program.

- At the conclusion of each Novice session participants may have the opportunity to advance to the Experienced Program. The Novice coach will determine who is eligible to move to Experienced based on demonstration of skills. For most rowers, multiple Novice sessions are needed to gains the skills required to graduate to Experienced.

- In general, rowers who wish to join the Racing Program must first join the Experienced Program to continue building their skills and fitness to ensure greater success.  However, some Novice racing opportunities are available and we highly encourage interested novices to participate in local races with other novice rowers. To move directly from Novice into the Racing Program, Novice rowers need the race coach’s permission.


Experienced Program

( ) Program Contact

This group is open to anyone with at least Novice sweep experience who wants workouts to improve their skills and conditioning in a friendly, social environment. Designed to be the largest group with the broadest range of abilities, the Experienced Program (EP) will be comprised of members various levels of ability: those who cannot or don’t wish to commit to the Racing Program, seasoned rowers who want a workout and technique training, and members who have graduated from the Novice level.

SCHEDULE

Monday, Wednesday, Friday, 5:30 am- 7:00 am, Saturday 6:00 am- 8:00 am. Each session is 4 weeks long.

EP I: May 2nd – 28th 

EP II: May 30th – June 25th 

EP III: June 27th – July 23rd 

EP IV: July 25th – August 20th 

EP V: August 22nd – September 17th 

EP VI: September 19th – October 15th 

COST

$50 per 4-week session

Non-members may purchase EP program rows for $16 per row. This is for rowers unable to commit to a full membership. Entrance to Boulder Reservoir is included in the cost, however, the fee does not include a season-long Reservoir Pass (Parks & Recreation card). Limit is 8 rows per calendar year. EP day rowers must give coaches notice before attending, and sign all waivers before rowing.

Rowers who have paid for the Novice Sculling program on Wednesday can sign-up up for the Experienced Program (sweep) at a reduced rate of ¾ of the Experienced fee.  They may then row in either Wednesday program.  

CURRICULUM and PARTICIPATION REQUIREMENTS

- The Experienced Program combines fitness with technique for the development of more competent and fit rowers. Participants can expect their days to be a combination of rigorous workouts and technique building. Workout length and intensity will gradually increase over the sessions and the year, in response to both rowers’ input and to how well they are acquiring technique and building fitness.

- Coaches will determine the best method for planning line-ups in one of three ways. 1. Coaches may request your rowing availability for the following week by Friday; 2. Coaches may make line-ups based on who shows up that day to practice; 3. Coaches may use a combination of methods 1 and 2, as they see fit.

- As much as possible, participants will be boated with others who share their goals for the row, as well as their level of fitness and skill.  Participants should recognize there are times when this arrangement cannot completely meet their individual goals.  

- Each EP session must have at least nine (9) participants (8 rowers and 1 coxswain, or 9 rowers). If there are less than nine, the Program Committee will evaluate the situation and coordinate with the coach to decide on the best course of action to address the need for coaching and the challenge of a small number of participants. This may entail truncating the program, combining with Racing a portion of the time, and/or other solutions.   If an EP session is truncated, rowers who do not want to pursue a different option will be offered a refund for the remainder of the EP session.

- Coxswains in EP are considered an integral part of the team and will agree to the same standards for attendance as the rowers.

- In the event there are more boats than coxswain members participating in the EP, the Fair Coxswain system will be employed to spread coxing responsibilities around to all participants fairly.  All rowers in the program are expected to cox if no dedicated coxswain is available.

- Based on coach discretion and rower interest level, the coach may structure workouts to include elements of racing such as racing starts, and can train EP rowers for local club-supported regattas, such as Boulder Sprints and Row the Rockies.

- In order to meet the needs of a diverse group and many boats, coaches may have multiple boats at multiple locations on the water simultaneously. This strategy will help maximize continuous rowing time, plus accommodate varying speeds of different types of boats (4+ and 8+) and rowers with various expectations and abilities.   The coach may also coordinate with qualified EP program participants (checked out for sculling equipment) to have them scull in order to maximize rowing opportunity for all participants.   In this case the use of sculling equipment by EP rowers cannot interfere with sculling programs or other reservations to use sculling equipment.


Sweep Racing Program

( ) Program Contact

The sweep Racing Program is open to rowers who want to compete. Participation necessitates a more rigorous commitment of time, training and money than other BCR programs. Each session culminates in a target regatta, which may require air travel. 2011 season regatta selection considers the level of competition, variety of events, dates, and affordability (regattas within trailering range generally offer lower costs).  All program participants are required to attend the target regatta.  Travel and accommodations will be the responsibility of each participant.   Additional group costs for entry fees, equipment rental, coach travel, etc will be determined by the group.

Members may choose to self-organize and participate in additional regattas, if it doesn’t interfere with the Racing program.

All BCR members are welcome to attend races throughout the year. Members rowing in EP or Novice who wish to race may arrange and pay for separate racing coaching outside of the scope of their programs. Any member can assemble a team to participate in any race with club equipment in accordance with club by-laws. However, Racing Program members receive first priority of equipment for target races.

The Racing III program will be based on this year’s Winter Racing program, with updates and improvements based on lessons learned.  Details will be finalized at a later date.

SCHEDULE

Monday, Tuesday & Thursday, 5:20 am - 7:00 am, Saturday, 6:00 am- 8:00 am.         

Racing I (sprint season): May 23rd – August 14th 

Target regatta: Masters National Championship, Oklahoma City, OK, August 11th – 14th 

Racing II (head race season): August 15th – September 24th 

Target regatta: Head of the Des Moines, Des Moines, IA, September 24th 

Optional regatta: Head of the Charles Regatta (HOCR), Boston, MA, October 22nd – 23rd

Racing III (winter race season): January – April 2012 (exact dates to be announced; see Winter Erg & Racing program below)

Target and optional regattas under consideration include:

Desert Sprints, Tempe, AZ, March

San Diego Crew Classic, San Diego, CA, April

Tulsa Route 66 Sprints, Tulsa, OK, April

Oak Ridge Dogwood Invitational, Oak Ridge, TN, April

In addition, indoor erg competitions in Jan (Denver Mile High Sprints, qualifiers) and Feb (Boston, MA CRASH-B championships) offer competitive opportunities during the indoor erg portion of the session

Racing I is 12 weeks in length, with 9 allowed absences.  

Racing II is 6 weeks in length with 5 allowed absences (target regatta), plus an additional 4 weeks with 3 allowed absences for those who row HOCR (optional regatta).

Racing III duration and attendance requirements will be determined at a later date.

 

There are no dry weeks this year between Racing I and Racing II. Racers who participated in Racing I may take off the first week of Racing II for recovery, if needed.  Days off will not count towards their total absences for the following session.

 

COST

Race I: $220

Race II: $110 (plus additional $75 program fee for the optional regatta)

Race III: TBD

CURRICULUM and PARTICIPATION REQUIREMENTS

- Attendance is required for racing participants. Racing I rowers can miss a maximum of 9 days in the session; Racing II, 5 days (plus up to 3 additional absences for optional regatta).  Rowers must communicate any extenuating circumstances (e.g. injury, illness, family emergency, work travel commitment) to the coach as soon as possible.  If rowers choose to attend any regattas in addition to the target race, those days away count against the maximum number of absences allowed.

- Because attendance is required for Racing rowers, known absences must be communicated to the coach as early as possible. To enable the race coach to plan race lineups, all rowers are required to indicate their availability for the next week to the coach on Friday by noon via email, phone or web, depending on coach's preference. If a rower is unable to row when scheduled, that rower is responsible for finding a replacement.

- Each Racing session must have at least nine (9) participants. If there are less than 9 participants, the Program Committee will evaluate and decide on the best course of action to address the need for coaching and the challenge of a small number of participants. This may entail truncating the program, combining with Experienced for a portion of the time, and/or other solutions.   If a Racing session is truncated, rowers who do not want to pursue a different option will be offered a refund for the remainder of the session.

- The coach will provide a schedule of workouts for the program to participants early in the session. Each week will be comprised of technique and fitness workouts to meet the goal of building more proficient rowers ready for the race.

- If Racing members choose to have a coach present at a regatta and subsidize travel costs in full or part, the coach will be responsible for specific duties, as outlined in the coach’s contract.

- Coxswains are an integral part of the race team and are expected to participate fully in the program, committing to the practices and races just like the rowers. Coxswains are not required to pay membership, coach or race fees. Coxswains pay for their travel costs unless otherwise arranged with the session coach and racers.

- Race lineups will be determined by the session coach. This will usually translate into A, B, and C boats based on skill, speed, ability and age. Selection criteria for lineups will be established by the coach and made available in the first week of each session. Erg tests, rowing technique and seat racing may be used by the coach to evaluate rowers in determination of lineups. All rowers will be expected to participate.

- It is the coach’s job to train everyone to be ready to race. Each boat will receive approximately equal time and attention in preparation for that session’s race. Because the fall session will be training for two regattas (target plus optional regatta), no one race will be given priority over the other.  Since HOCR is an optional regatta, HOCR racers will be boated together no more than 50% of practice time in a week to enable sufficient time to focus on target regatta boats.  The coach will determine how and when the different race boats practice together.

- Since head races are longer and there are fewer combinations of rowers and races compared to sprint races, Racing II rowers can expect to be boated more often in their racing configurations than in Racing I.

- The “no ringer” clause: Racers cannot be solicited from outside the Racing program unless discussed and agreed upon by the coach and racing members due to unusual circumstances (i.e. illness, injury).

- Head of the Charles Regatta (HOCR) – Entry to this race requires winning an entry in the race lottery (generally late August).  Since HOCR is an optional regatta, if individuals are interested in racing HOCR, they need to make that known to the coach at the beginning of Racing II. If an entry is won, rowers who race the HOCR are still required to attend the target regatta. The session coach will determine which events to enter in the lottery and work with the HOCR Race Captain to place those entries.

- One participant in each session will be designated as the Race Captain, who is responsible for organizing aspects of the race that are not the coach’s direct responsibility.

- BCR members are welcome to race independently from the Racing Program with several restrictions for limited entry races. If a race has limited entries and the race is one of the races sponsored by the Programs Committee, independent rowers may submit non-guaranteed (lottery) entries for any available slots after the Racing Program has determined its lottery submissions for the race. All guaranteed entries earned under the BCR name, whether earned by a racing boat or an independent boat, will be available for the Racing Program to fill for the following year. If the Racing Program decides not to use a guaranteed entry, a self-organized crew may use the entry for that year.  If more than one self-organized crew is interested in using either a non-guaranteed (lottery) or guaranteed entry that the Racing Program decides not to use, the self-organized crews will race each other to determine which crew earns the entry.  If an independent crew wishes to retain control of their entry, they must race as “unaffiliated” or under another banner. The Racing Program coach is required to notify the club of planned entries within one week of the registration deadline.

- The Senior Women’s Masters 4+ boat that won a guaranteed entry in the 2009 Head of the Charles Regatta will retain their current guaranteed entry, as long as 3 of the original 4 rowers from the 2009 regatta are in the boat. If the boat fails to fill the boat with 3 of the original 4 rowers, the guaranteed entry will revert to the club and be filled through the racing program (or independent crew if the racing program does not use the entry).

All crews must meet the rules and requirements of the regatta in which they are rowing in order to race under the BCR name.


Winter Erg & Racing

( ) Program Coordinator

This section refers to the winter season beginning January 2012.    

WINTER ERG FACILITY MEMBERSHIP

To provide a space for BCR members to train in the off-season, the club plans to rent a commercial space in or near Boulder.  Due to the additional cost of leasing the space, there is an additional membership cost for members to gain access to training space. The Winter Erg facility is financially self-supporting, so that members who do not join are not subsidizing the cost of the facility.  With the facility membership, members may choose to train on their own or with one of the coached programs.

Winter Erg facility membership cost is separate from club membership, and does not apply toward the cost of club membership.  

Cost: Winter Erg facility membership cost will be determined by the cost to rent the facility.  The goal is to find economical space that keeps membership cost reasonable and makes erging opportunities easily accessible.

WINTER ERG PROGRAM

The winter erg program is comprised of approximately four 4-week sessions (total 16 weeks); exact schedule will be determined based on facility rental and club interest.  The program is open to anyone with the desire to erg as a group for general physical conditioning and erg skills during the off season. This program provides a friendly and supportive environment for members to improve their rowing fitness in preparation for the upcoming season.

SCHEDULE

Nominal schedule is early January – late April 2012.  The exact schedule will be advertised to the club prior to the start of the program.

COST

Program Fee: To be determined.  

Winter Erg facility membership is also required in order to have access to the facility and equipment.

WINTER RACING PROGRAM

The Winter Racing Program is a competitive program with target and possible optional regattas to be determined prior to start of the program.   This program necessitates a more rigorous commitment of time, training and money. Travel and accommodations will be the responsibility of each participant and all are required to attend the target regatta.   Additional group costs for entry fees, equipment rental, coach travel, etc will be determined by the group.

This program is split into two parts: an indoor erg program and an on-water training preparation.  Start date for on-water training will depend on weather and safety requirements, Boulder reservoir opening, equipment rigging, etc.  Participation in both program segments is required to participate in the target regatta.

Part 1

Part 1 consists of an indoor erg program, approximately 12 weeks in length. The coach will provide workouts based on a 4 day per week schedule. There will be 2 organized coached days each week but rowers are expected to complete all 4 workouts each week. Erg tests may be administered throughout the program

SCHEDULE FOR COACHED SESSIONS

Nominal schedule is Tuesday 6:00 am- 7:00 am and Wednesday 6;00 pm- 7:00 pm.

WR-1: January – April 2012

COST

Cost is TBD for approximately 12-week session

Winter Erg facility membership is also required in order to have access to the facility and equipment.

Part 2

Part 2 of this program will start as soon as BCR and Boulder reservoir rules determine it is safe to go back on the water and equipment is rigged and available; and will last up until the week of the target regatta.  If the weather permits, boats will train on the water up to 4 days a week. Erg workouts may be substituted for on-water sessions (either coached or solo) if the conditions deem it unsafe to row (coach determination).

SCHEDULE

Nominal schedule is Monday, Tuesday, Friday, 5:20 am- 7:00 am, Saturday 6:00 am-8:00 am.

COST

TBD per week of training (includes both on-water and dry land/erg)

OTHER REQUIREMENTS

- The winter racing coach will provide a schedule of workouts for the program to participants early in the session. Each week will be comprised of technique and fitness workouts to meet the goal of building more proficient rowers ready for the race.

-If racing members choose to have a coach present at a regatta and subsidize travel costs in full or part, the coach will be responsible for specific duties, as outlined in the coach’s contract.

-Coxswains are an integral part of the race team and are expected to participate fully in the program, committing to the on-water practices and races just like the rowers. Coxswains are not required to pay membership, coach or race fees. They do need to pay for their travel costs unless otherwise arranged with the session coach and racers.

-Race lineups will be determined by the racing coach. This may translate into A, B, and C boats based on skill, speed, ability and age. Selection criteria for lineups will be established by the coach.  Erg tests, rowing technique and seat racing may be used by the coach to evaluate rowers in determination of line ups. All rowers will be expected to participate.

-The “no ringer” clause: Racers cannot be solicited from outside the Racing program unless discussed and agreed upon by the coach and racing members due to unusual circumstances (i.e. illness, injury).

-One participant in each session will be designated as the Race Captain, who is responsible for organizing aspects of the race that are not the coach’s direct responsibility.


SCULLING PROGRAM 2011  

( ) Program Coordinator

Special note on sculling equipment check-out – please refer to the club equipment rules and procedures  for reserving sculling equipment.   BCR uses a tiered system designed to provide equitable opportunities for all qualified sculling members based on proficiency levels, safe equipment handling, and even equipment wear.

Learn to Scull

Three (3) Learn-to-Scull (LTS) programs are offered this year. The object of these programs is to introduce individuals to sculling.  Each program includes 6 sessions spread over the course of two weeks. This program is designed to acquaint interested individuals with the sport of sculling.  Different from sweep, in a scull the rower operates with two oars instead of one.  Boats range in size from 1x, for one person (“single”), 2x, for two people (“double”) and 4x, for four people (“quad”).  

In this program participants will become familiar with the equipment used for sculling and begin to build a skill base, which will allow them to operate a boat independently.  Upon completion of the program, if any individual wishes to continue to use BCR sculling equipment they must pass the scull certification test that can be administered by the coach during the program.  Please refer to the club rules regarding the two-stage certification process for equipment use.  Enrollment is capped at 6 participants each session in order to ensure the coach has adequate oversight of all rowers on the water at all times.

SCHEDULE

Tuesday, Wednesday and Friday 6:00 am- 7:30 am

LTS I: May 24th – June 3rd 

LTS II: June 28th – July 8th 

LTS III: July 26th – August 5th 

COST

BCR Members: $175

Non-Members: $175   (If you choose to join the club and continue rowing, $50 of your LTS fee will be credited towards the cost of club membership for this year)


Group Sculling with Coach

For the independent sculler wanting to improve their on-water performance, these programs provide opportunity for periodic coaching.  While the offerings are minimal, the content will be plentiful.  Both programs will include a short introduction/review of safety on the reservoir.  Club membership is required to participate.

NOVICE SCULLING

Participants must have completed Learn to Scull or a similar introductory sculling program, or have prior sculling experience.  In addition, each rower must be checked off by a BCR coach to use a club boat without coach supervision.  The days may vary in theme but will primarily be focused on technique rather than fitness. The number of participants per day is limited to 6.  Each session is 12 weeks in length.  

SCHEDULE

Wednesdays 6:00am – 7:30 am

Session I: April 19th – July 5th 

Session II: July 12th – September 27th 

COST

$175 per session

Four-day punch card, $100 (BCR membership required)

Drop-in, $35 per day (BCR membership required)

The punch card must be used for the session purchased.  For drop-in, contact the session coach to assess availability of seats.

RACING SCULLING

BCR is happy to announce our first sculling racing program.  However, unlike sweep racing programs, participants are not required to race in the target regatta (since a single sculler does not impact a boat line-up if they decide not to race).  In addition, there is no attendance requirement, but to get maximum benefit from the program each participant is encouraged to miss as few practices as possible.

What makes this program unique is the lack of a mandatory regatta.   For rowers who would like to train but decide not to go to Masters Nationals, they can still join the program for the training aspect or go to a different regatta individually or by forming their own group.

A minimum of six (6) rowers must participate for the Racing Sculling program to be able to operate.   Each participant must have permission of the Racing Sculling coach to enroll.  Days will be dominated by moving work to combine technique with fitness in accordance with the needs of the group. Number of boats per day is limited to 10.  The program will run 4 days per week; 2 coached and 2 non-coached.   Coached days will be limited to singles and doubles (no quads) in order to allow the coach to keep boats grouped together more readily.  

Rowers must be able to “keep up” with the main group in order for the program to function effectively.   During the first week the coach will confirm each rower’s fitness and skill level are within the range of the broader group.   The coach may assign certain rowers to doubles on coached days to help keep the group together.   If an individual rower’s fitness or skills aren’t sufficient for the group, they will not be able to participate and will receive a full refund for the program.

Rowers will be provided workouts ahead of time for the non-coached days.  The non-coached days are scheduled to coincide with sweep programs so at least one BCR coach will be on the water to satisfy safety requirements, however, participants also have the option to complete non-coached workouts on other days as long as they meet standard club safety requirements.  The session is 12 weeks in length.

SCHEDULE

Monday (coached), Tuesday and Thursday (non-coached), Saturday (coached) 5:30am – 7:00 am

RS I: May 23rd – August 14th 

COST

$195

Four-day punch card, $100 (BCR membership required)

Drop-in, $35 per day (BCR membership required)

The punch card must be used for the session purchased.  For drop-in, contact the session coach to assess availability of seats.






Clinics

( ) Program Coordinator

Again this year, we plan to feature both sweep and sculling sessions in each clinic.

Guest coaches are subject to change, and dates have not been finalized.  Club members will be notified of the final details once they become available.

Renee Hykel Clinic

A five-time national team member, Renee has successfully competed in national and international rowing competitions including Head of the Charles, FISA Worlds and the 2004 Olympic Games in Beijing. For the full list of Renee’s rowing accomplishments go to

http://www.usrowing.org/News_Media/AthleteBios/reneehykel.aspx

Dates, program content and costs will be announced.  Private lessons with Renee will also be available.

Non-members are responsible to pay the daily reservoir entrance fee.

Matt Berean Clinic

Matt Berean has many years of coaching experience at the high school, collegiate and master’s levels.  A superb finishing coach, Matt will pick apart your stroke and put it back together over the course of a practice session to help take your rowing to the next level.

Dates, program content and costs will be announced.  Private lessons with Matt will also be available.

Non-members are responsible to pay the daily reservoir entrance fee.


Private Lessons

Sculling lessons are available for members and non-members alike. Sessions are 1.5 hours.

Cost is per boat.

Members:

Private-         1x $70      2x $80      4x $120  

Semi-private-         1x $55      2x $70      4x $100

Maximum number of boats allowed in semi-private lessons is three.

Non-members:

Private-         1x $85      2x $95      4x $135  

Semi-private-         1x $70      2x $85      4x $115

Maximum number of boats allowed in semi-private lessons is three.

A list of qualified coaches will be placed on the BCR website and e-mail to announce coaches will be sent to the membership.  Sign-up procedures will be advertised as soon as these are final.  


Club-Sponsored Regattas

Row the Rockies Regatta – 2011

Row the Rockies is a local, well-run, inexpensive regatta that gives all BCR rowers the opportunity to share the excitement and camaraderie of racing.  This year the regatta will be Saturday, July 16th and will feature both sculling and sweep.  We’re encouraging all interested rowers, Novice through Racing, to participate in this event – the perfect chance for new rowers and those who haven’t raced before to see what it’s like to compete.   We will begin sign-ups approximately one month prior and will coordinate with session coaches from all programs to promote a high level of participation.  The club focus will be a combination of fielding competitive boats (race to win) and maximizing the opportunity for new and less experienced rowers to participate fully and competitively.  This will include boating newer rowers with racing members to offer the best learning opportunity.  

SCHEDULE

Saturday July 16th.  Details and contact information to be announced.

2nd Annual Boulder Sprints

Last year’s inaugural Boulder Sprints regatta was a huge hit with members, visiting teams and volunteers!  In 2011 BCR has the opportunity to build on last year’s success and the positive feedback from visiting rowers.   Our own Boulder Reservoir will serve as the regatta site for sprint races in a wide variety of categories – both sculling and sweep.  Rowers at all experience levels are encouraged to race in this regatta.

Boulder Sprints depends on the energy and volunteerism of the entire club.  Members can race and help run the regatta in the same day.  We also need assistance with planning and preparations prior to the regatta.  Mark your calendar now for this marque event of the BCR sprint race season.

Schedule

Saturday June 25th.  Volunteer opportunities and details to be announced.


Miscellaneous for all programs (sweep and scull)

- Scheduled sweep programs are divided into concurrent sessions so that members can move fluidly between all programs at the end of each session. The exception is Novice and LTR programs which are scheduled separately from Experienced and Racing.  However, opportunities for Novice members to join Experienced part way through a session are available. Program fee will be pro-rated.

- All groups will have access to equipment, coaching, coxing and other resources based on the club's equipment policy. (http://boulderrowing.com/member_details.html#Equipment_Access)

- Participants must pay their membership and fees prior to participation in programs. The club Treasurer or their designee will provide a member list to program coaches prior to session start dates to determine who is program-eligible.

- Extra rows and additional water workouts can be organized by any member with or without a coach, provided they ensure their resource requirements do not conflict with other programs. Self-organized rows are beholden, without exception, to the club's Equipment and Safety Policies.

- Sweep programs do not have priority over sculling boats. On any given day if there are sculling boats available, the sweep coach may choose to use them.

- If deemed necessary by coach and/or the Equipment Manager, periodically (but generally not more than once in an 8 week period for Experienced and once a session for Racing) an on-water practice may be sacrificed for boat maintenance. Rowers may not have advance notice of this and will be expected to participate in needed maintenance activities.

- Basic safety will be reviewed within the first three days of all programs. This will include, but is not limited to, weather; what to do if a boat capsizes; and emergency phone numbers including the number to call in case of interference from power boats.

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