Food & Drink for Spring Regattas

Typically, Spring Crew events take up an entire day and we take nutrition for the rowers VERY seriously. This area is the greatest difference between Spring and Fall Seasons. The rowers will consume food at least once, frequently twice, during a race day. Along with all that consumption, is a joint commitment by the ELRA…

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Swag

If anything, East Lyme Rowers love the Vikings and LOVE rowing apparel. Check out the apparel section on the ELRA website, where you’ll find pictures of everything.

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Communication

Email has been the preferred method of communication from the coaches, please bear in mind that the master list changes between seasons and years, potentially delaying your email from making “the list”. Should you feel as though you’ve missed something – email the coach, be polite and patient, check with your rower, and/or check with…

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Mandatory Parent/Rower Meeting & Launch Party

These are both great opportunities for parents to begin to get to know other parents, understand the Rowing world, pick out some “Swag” for themselves and their rower, and gather much needed information! Parents and coaches will get to know one another at the Launch Party, where many questions will be answered, and you will…

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Spring Regattas

Spring Season is exciting! The boats race one another: up to 6 in one race, lining up at the start line, initiating rowing with the sound of the “gun”, and sprinting to the finish line. Spring races are sprint races. Which of the bow balls cross the line first? Bringing lawn chairs, sun screen, water,…

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Practices

Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, and when there is no scheduled regatta, Saturday. There are two buses during the week, from East Lyme high school to the boathouse, which your rowers may take advantage of. Practices are over at 5:00 pm. Really, “Practices are over” actually means that they will be staying to put away…

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