Congratulations on making the 2018 Ridgewood Crew Team!  We are excited to continue training for the Spring Season! 

Mandatory practices start tomorrow, Wednesday, 1/10. Practices are Monday - Friday, 5:30pm to 7:30pm and Saturday, 11am to 1pm.  Please note that all rowers who are participating in a winter RHS sport will join the team once their winter sport is over. Please bring your 1st fee installment of $900 to practice on Wednesday and any forms that need to be returned. 

Just a reminder - practices for this weekend (MLKJr) are optional; mandatory practices will resume on Tuesday, 1/16. 

Please see Mandatory Training Schedule Below.


RC Spring 2018 Team.xlsx


The Team will be meeting at PRRA on Monday, January 15 at 10am to load the boats on the trailer for winterization.  It is not mandatory, but the more hands the more quickly we will finish. Please come out and help the Team!


There will be a mandatory Team Meeting on Thursday, 1/18 at 7:30 PM in the RHS Cafeteria.  One parent/guardian plus the rower must be in attendance as there will be lots of information reviewed, apparel/unisuit sizing forms, Row-A-Thon fundraising information, volunteer opportunities, spring regattas, etc.


The Don Bosco Ironmen Classic will be held on Saturday, 1/27 at Don Bosco in Ramsey.  We will email you shortly with instructions to complete the US Rowing Waiver. The waiver must be completed prior to the Don Bosco Ironman Classic.


Don't miss Ridgewood Crews Super Party 2018!  Saturday night, Feb 3rd and the upper Ridgewood Tennis Club featuring "Souled Out"!  Dancing, cash bar, nibbles. Celebrate the "Big Game" with your friends and crew family!  Details in next crew news. Please bring cash/checks to purchase tickets at the meeting on 1/18.  We will also need volunteers for food/set up/cleanup/bartending etc. Sign up sheets will be available at the meeting! 

Ridgewood Crew Super Party 2018.pdf


Ridgewood Crew is stil in need of a Row-A-Thon Chair and an Alumni Chair!!

Do you know anyone interested in seeing what it's like to train like a Ridgewood Crew rower, but is not sure about making the commitment?  Now they have the chance to check it out!  Introducing our newest program:

Tuesdays and Thursdays starting on Tuesday Feb 16 - 4:30 - 5:30 until  March 1.  Fee $175.
A new program developed for those interested in learning about Ridgewood crew and what it is like to train to eventually compete but who have not completed a Learn To Row program.  The sessions will concentrate on the basics of Erg training, cardiovascular endurance and rowing technique.  This program is very useful for those interested in the sport of rowing without the commitment of completing a Learn To Row program to experience the basics of training. Open to all 7th and 8th graders and any high school students interested in learning how to erg and or who are interested in getting an awesome workout!  Please note, to compete in our regular fall/winter/spring programs, a Learn To Row program along with a swim test is required. It interested, please contact Katie Saladucha at [email protected] or Ann hida at [email protected].



  • $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 25, 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


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