The Norwalk River Rowing Youth and Masters Racing Team will compete this weekend at the Head of the Housatonic in Shelton, CT. Here’s what you need to know:

HEAD OF THE HOUSATONIC: (Saturday, October 12, 2013)

Race Type: Head
LOC: New Haven Rowing Club
Launch and Return/Spectator Viewing: Indian Well State Park, Shelton, CT

Parking Message from the LOC:
Because limited parking is available at Indian Well State Park, parking within the park is reserved for cars carrying boats, boat trailers, utility trailers, crew buses, crew vans and passenger vehicles with handicap parking tags. Note that in order to facilitate parking in a limited space for the large number of car-topping scullers, all scullers will be required to unload their boat before moving their car to its parking spot. All other competitor and spectator passenger cars will park offsite. Regular bus service is provided between the offsite parking location and Indian Well State Park. Allow a minimum of 30 mins for transit time during peak hours. Drop-offs at the park entrance are not permitted for safety reasons. Please note that camping, alcohol and dogs are not allowed in the park.

GPS for Off-site Parking: 2 Corporate Drive, Shelton, CT 06484

Driving Directions From the LOC for off-site parking: heading North on Route 8:

  • Take Exit 12, Old Stratford Road
  • Turn left onto Old Stratford Road
  • After the traffic light at Bridgeport Ave, Old Stratford Road becomes Commerce Drive
  • Continue up Commerce Drive 0.6 miles to Progress Drive
  • Turn left onto Progress Drive, go past Corporate Drive about 150 yds and turn left.
  • Follow signs for Regatta Parking

Offsite parking opens at 6:15am. The first shuttle bus will leave the parking area at 6:30am.

The Parking Garage is being staffed by volunteers from Habitat For Humanity of Greater New Haven. Donations for parking gratefully accepted. Suggested Donation: $5.00

Event Schedule: click here

Course Map & Launching: click here

Rules/Penalties and Protests: click here

Coaches & Coxswains Meeting: 7:30 am at the Administration Tent IWSP.

VERY IMPORTANT! Athletes, at this regatta you will “wet launch” your boats. You will step into the water on a sandy beach with boats over heads. Bring appropriate footwear so you do not risk injury to your feet while standing in the water.

Bus Departure on Saturday (youth athletes only):
Athletes should arrive at the boathouse no later than 5:30 am. The bus will depart at 5:45 am with or without you!

Bus Return on Saturday:
It is required that athletes stay until the conclusion of our team’s races at regattas. Boats must be de-rigged and loaded onto the trailer. The work must be done. It is also required that athletes travel back to the boathouse on the bus with their teammates. Anticipated return time this Saturday is approximately 5:30 pm. Your athlete will call you when she/he is 30 minutes from the boathouse. Be on time for pickup because the bus chaperones cannot leave until everyone departs.

See you in Shelton!

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