Our final championship regatta is finally here! This Saturday, July 6, each of the Community Challenge teams will gather to compete on the Norwalk River. Please arrive at the boathouse at 10:00 am. Below are the details for race day:

Race Day Schedule:*
10:00 am – Arrive at boathouse
10:30 am – Coaches and coxswains meeting
11:00 am – Race one
12:00 pm – Race two
12:30 pm – Race three
1:00 pm – Barbecue begins
1:30 pm – Awards ceremony
2:00 pm – Barge rows with spectators
*This schedule shows approximate times, we will try our best to maintain this timeline.

Race Format:
Race one: The first race is a time trial where each boat will travel in single file, from just north of the I-95 bridge to the end our dock. This is approximately 800 meters. The results from this race will determine which boats we put in the heats for the following race.

Race two: The second race is a 500 meter sprint. This starts just north of the condominiums and finishes at the end of our dock. There will be two heats with three boats in each heat, boats race side by side.

Race three: This final race is also a 500 meter sprint, the same course as race two. However, the boats will be mixed between Community Challenge athletes, youth athletes, and adult masters athletes. This is a great opportunity to mix with rowers of all ages and abilities. It will be a blast!

Food Details:
Burgers, hot dogs, soft drinks, and beer are provided.
We ask that each team please provide two side salads and two dessert dishes.
Please bring the salads in a cooler, as we do not have a refrigerator.

Please bring friends, family, and coworkers! This is a great opportunity for them to see you show your speed on the river. Let’s have a crowded shore to cheer you on! Each of the races will be viewable from the walking path by our boathouse and the condominiums. Also, at the conclusion of all the races, spectators will be given the opportunity to row in the barge.

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