Update Fall Regattas

Coach Boris has decided to participate in three official regattas this fall. All of them will be “Virtual” (the crews will race the distance on the Passaic River using a GPS device and then submit the time and a picture of the crew). We will invite local crews to race with us (Montclair, Nereid, Bosco, etc) to create a more realistic racing experience. Two of the races are part of the USRowing “Virtual Fall” program, they are:

-Head Of the Schuylkill (October 18th -24th, Distance 4100m or 4300m TBD)

-Head of the Fish (October 31st - November 1st, Distance 3200m)

-Head of Charles Regatta (Is not part of the USRowing “ Virtual Fall”) (October 9th - 16th, Distance 4702m)

To learn more about the Regattas use the links below. 

Links: https://usrowing.org/news/2020/9/1/events-usrowing-partners-with-five-head-races-to-launch-usrowing-virtual-fall-presented-by-concept2.aspx


Ridgewood Crew 2020 Fall Rowing Program

Ridgewood Crew will be providing a fall rowing program for interested youth. The program will include a returning rower - split by gender (3 days/week) and novice program (2 days/week). The program will be run from September 8 through October 31. All rowers will attend on Oct 31 for a fun end of season event. Coach Boris has reached out to other local HS team to hold fun scrimmages during the season. Note - rowers will need to provide their own transportation to/from practice. The fall program will be run following the Ridgewood Crew Covid-19 Safety Protocol (attached). This protocol was approved by the Bergen Department of Health and must be followed by all Bergen County rowing programs. Additionally, in late July we have received approval to row in multi-person boats as long as every rower in the boat wears a mandatory face mask. Please note that the rower's and coach's health and safety is of utmost importance and we will follow the state and local health guidelines. Any changes to the Covid-19 Safety Protocol will be communicated via crew news. 

  • Girls Returning Rowers: Tues, Thurs (4:15-6:15pm), Sat (8-10:30am); $750
  • Boys Returning Rowers: Wed, Fri (4:15-6:15pm), Sun (8-10:30am); $750 
  • Novice Rowers: Sat & Sun (11:30am-2pm); $470

To register for the fall program, use this form: https://forms.gle/pgyy1aP6k3zPYXZs9

Board/Committee Volunteers Needed

Ridgewood Crew needs your help! At the end of the 2020-2021 school year, there will be 3 Board Members who have senior rowers graduating. The Board positions can be done by one person, but if there are 2 individuals who would like to split the responsibilities that will work also, but one person will need to be the point person for Board representation/decisions. Also, the Fundraising Committee has immediate openings. Below are the descriptions of the volunteer oportunities and point person. 

Board member has a senior rower & position is open beginning Summer 2021

  • VP, Administration: Ann Hida (annhida@hotmail.com; 917-664-7681). Develops and tracks registrations & forms, processes rower eligibility & membership, responds to inquiries, liaises with RHS, and updates/maintains team calendar. 
  • VP, Logistics: Judy Wong (judyshwong@gmail.com; 415-717-1042). Coordinates maintenance and proper storage of all equipment, coordinates transportation of equipment to and from events, rower transportation (regatta and practice) and lodging at select events, overseeing parent and rower tent operations. 

Committee Opportunities - immediate

  • Fundraising: Ann Hida (annhida@hotmail.com; 917-64-7681). Immediate need for a Fundraising Committee Chair and committee members. The committee is responsible for organizing the fundraising events for the year and soliciting corporate donations. The events include fall wine tasting, super party, row-a-thon, car wash, and bake sales. Ridgewood Crew is fully self-funded, and this position is key to allowing us to continue to provide quality coaches and equipment for our rowers!

If you love watching your child at athletic events, learning about a new sport, meeting new people, having an impact in an organization, or just want to get involved please reach out to the people listed for information. 

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