Ridgewood Crew TRY-OUT Schedule for Spring 2018

(Tryouts will consist of rowing 2000 meters as fast as possible on a rowing machine)

Saturday, January 6th: 12pm – 1pm: For athletes enrolled in winter sports.

Sunday, January 7th: 12pm – 1pm: For athletes enrolled in winter sports.

Monday, January 8th: 5:30pm – 6:30pm: Girls (freshmen and returning)

                                  6:30pm – 7:30pm: Boys (freshmen and returning)

Tuesday, January 9th: 5:30pm – 6:30pm: (Make up day for those athletes that couldn’t make it the previous days)

  • At the tryout, rowers should bring with them, the Physician Clearance form (if not previously handed provided to the RC Administration), and the signed RC Expectations form – both attached below.


  • Any athlete that tries out on Monday, January 8th, is expected, if possible, to attend practice on Tuesday, January 9th, 5:30pm – 7:30pm.
  • The Ridgewood Crew Team for the Spring 2018 will be announced on Tuesday, January 9th by Midnight. 
  • For those athletes selected for the team mandatory practice attendance will start on Wednesday, January 10th. The first installment of $ 900.00 is due at the beginning of practice on January 10, 2018.


  • $2700 spring season
  • 3 installments: $900 on January 10, February 15, and March 15, 2018.

MANDATORY SPRING TRAINING SCHEDULE 2018 for those that make      the Team

Spring Practice Schedule: 

January 10 – early March, 2018

  (Please see attached below)

Breaks/ Mandatory Practices

  • January 18, 2018: Mandatory Parent/Rower meeting for spring season; team photo
  • MLK break: optional practices
  • February break: optional practices
  • Spring break: mandatory practices


January 27, 2018: Don Bosco Ironman Erg Classic

February 11, 2018: CRASH B Erg Championship (select rowers)

April 8, 2018: 3rd Manny Flick (select boats)

April 15, 2018: 4th Manny Flick

April 22, 2018: 5th Manny Flick

April 28, 2018: Garden State Championship

May 5 – 6, 2018: City Championships

May 12 – 13, 2018: Mid-Atlantic Championships (select boats)

May 18 – 19, 2018: Stotesbury Cup (select boats)

May 25 – 26, 2018: SRAA National Championships (select boats)

**All information can also be found on the Ridgewood Crew website.

RC_Physician_Clearance_Form 2018.pdf
RC Expectations Rules and Codes of Conduct for Students and Parents 2018 December Final.docx
RC - Spring Practice Schedule - 2018.docx

Winter Boat Storage 

 We are in desperate need of a place to store our boats for the winter!!

If you know of a place (i.e. warehouse, old firehouse, marina, airport hangar, etc. to fit the boat trailer) please email/call Joe O'Keefe at josephcokeefe@yahoo.com or 201-486-6184.

Storage is needed immediately. 


Rowers, here is the group information and times regarding visiting the West Point rowing tanks:​​

Sunday 01/21/18:
9am - 10am: 8th Graders
10am - 11:30am: Novices
11:30am - 1pm: Returning Rowers


West Point is a restricted military post.  You will travel through at least one and possibly two security checkpoints.  These are no big deal and automobile inspections are pretty quick and limited, if conducted at all. 

However, all adults MUST have valid government issued picture ID available for presentation to security - -your valid driver’s license is sufficient.  If you arrive without a driver’s license, it is likely you will not be permitted to pass through the security checkpoint.

The security checkpoint is located at the Thayer Gate – on the south end of the post - -in the town of Highland Falls, NY.

Please print and complete the updated waiver (attached), which must be signed by a parent/guardian for rowers under age 18.  All rowers must bring the waiver and a photo ID in order to pass through the gate.  Driver's license, passport, or school ID is sufficient.

Waiver - Boathouse.doc

If parents plan to stay at WP/Highland Falls during the training sessions, the Hotel Thayer (on your right on top of the hill as you pass through the Thayer Gate) is an ideal spot to relax and have a cup of coffee.  It is definitely more comfortable than the boathouse.  If you are arriving with kids that will be in need of more entertainment than that, there is a military museum on the main road in Highland Falls.


Attached are GPS directions to South Dock (please print as car navigation systems do not always provide directions).  

GPS Directions (can try these):  South Dock, West Point, NY or Thayer Gate, West Point, NY or Hotel Thayer, West Point, NY – OR use the attached directions.  

Ask the MP at Thayer Gate for direction to the boathouse – or to the train station --  and follow these directions:

When you arrive at the train station at the South Dock, go to the left (North), keeping the Hudson River on your right.  About 500 yards ahead on Ernst Road, you will find the WP Boathouse (at the kink in the road just before the River Courts ballfields).  Parking is in front.  Note:  Do not get confused by the sailing docks and the buildings for the sailing team.  The boathouse is a bit further north on Ernst Road.

Ridgewood, NJ to South Dock.pdf
Directions to USMA Boathouse (West Point) (1).docx


Please visit our website at ridgewoodcrew.com