Parent Orientation

Eastern Virginia Scholastic Rowing Association – Orientation Presentation


Who We Are

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Our Members


2018 Regattas

March 24: Season Opener – Norfolk Botanical Garden (NBG)

April 14: Spring Fling – NBG

April 22: Spring Regatta II – Chickahominy Riverfront Park (Williamsburg)

April 29: Regional Championship – NBG

May 6: Independent Schools/Club Regatta – NBG


Admissions

2018 NBG Admission Price for Regattas:
With the Lantern Asia exhibit at the Garden, there is an increase in entrance fees for 2018:

– Non-Member Adults: $15.00 per person/regatta (Annual: Individual $55-Military $50)
– Non-Member Children (3-17): $7.00
– Best Value is a Norfolk Botanical Garden Family Plus Membership!! (6 people) $95/Military, $90 (2 year membership $155-no Mil. Discount)
– Rowers, Race Officials, Coaches, NBG members and children 2 and under – Free admission.


Spring Regatta Venue at NBG

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This year’s Spring II Regatta on April 23 will be held at Chickahominy Riverfront Park (CRP) in Williamsburg, VA.


The NBG Race Course

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Lake Whitehurst Boat Traffic and Safety Advisory

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Regatta Functions

Function Assigned Responsibility
Regatta Director Denise Thomson
Safety Officer Donna Brehm
Regatta Office Hickory (Cape Henry for the ISR)
Race Manager Laura Rupp
Medals & Awards Granby (Princess Anne will handle results publicity)
Launch & Recovery Docks Maury, Norfolk Collegiate
Finish Line Bishop Sullivan
Course Set-up First Colonial
Course Marshals Norfolk Academy
Launch Master Norfolk Academy
Starting Platform/Stake Boat Holders Cox
Grounds/Parking Granby, Great Bridge, Princess Anne, Cape Henry

Grounds

Entrance after 9 a.m. (or when Duck Pond parking is full) – Must go through Norfolk Botanical Garden main gate

Vegetation – Keep vehicles/tents/tables at least three feet away from vegetation

Race Viewing Area – Will be roped off in front of the course. NO tents inside the viewing area. Please stay off of all regatta docks unless working

Pets – ONLY documented ADA service animals allowed (NBG rule)

Trash Removal – Programs are responsible for the removal/carry out of their own trash at the end of the regatta.

Please follow NBG rules and procedures


NBG General Access Information

Boat Trailers

–Friday afternoon and/or Saturday drop-offs between 5:00 – 7:00 p.m. are encouraged for tow vehicles/boat trailers.

–One tow vehicle per program in the Regatta area

Food Trailers

–May also be dropped off on FridayFriday (or Sat. for a Sunday regatta)

–Tow vehicles must be removed from the regatta grounds by 8 a.m. on regatta morning.

People

– Free parking is provided at the Duck Pond – Standard NBG admission is collected at Fisherman’s Gate.
– Fisherman’s Gate will open at 6:30 a.m. on regatta day (limited earlier access for EVSRA volunteers)
Fishman’s Gate closed to all traffic at 8 AM!


General Parking Info

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NBG Parking, continued…General Regatta Parking

– Before 9:00 a.m. at the Duck Pond

– Handicap parking available – Please ask EVSRA Grounds volunteer for information

Have your Norfolk Botanical Membership card ready.

Overflow Parking/After 9:00 a.m.

Norfolk Botanical Gardens Main Parking Lot –

Entrance fee required for non-members-Have your Norfolk Botanical Membership card or entrance fee ready.

Buses

– Park, unload and re-load all crew members in the Norfolk Botanical Gardens main parking lot.

Do Not

– Park outside the Duck Pond parking area on curb or roadside
– Park or wait for your athlete at Fisherman’s Gate or on Causeway


Traffic Control at Fisherman’s Circle

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Drop Off

– AM QUICK drop off of people & items

– Follow directions of Norfolk Police/EVSRA volunteers to keep traffic flowing smoothly

– DO NOT leave vehicles unattended!

Pick Up

– PM QUICK Pick up of people & items

– Follow directions of Norfolk Police and EVSRA volunteers to keep traffic flowing smoothly

– No Unattended Vehicles

– No WAITING


NBG Regatta Security

 

Two Uniformed Norfolk Police Officers

– Regular Regattas: 6:00 am – 1:30 pm

– Championship Regatta: 6:00 am – 4:00 pm

Location

– Front Entrance, Parking Areas, Access Roads

– Fisherman’s Gate

– Regatta grounds


EVSRA Safety Coverage

• Every regatta has at least one Safety Officer on site who is connected to all referees/regatta managers by radio.

• A first aid kit is kept on site at the Regatta Office.

• A sign-in sheet for medically certified personnel is maintained at the Regatta Office.

• There are two boats on the water designated as safety boats for recover of rowers, equipped with additional rescue equipment.

• Any rower requiring an epi-pen, asthma inhaler, or other significant health issue is announced during the coaches meeting-by seat/race. Devices to be kept with rowers!


April 22 Regatta at the Chickahominy Riverfront Park (CRF)



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