Mercer Novice Parents/Athletes,
Regionals is tomorrow!!! Here at Mercer we are all very excited for this weekend. Below is (hopefully) all the information you need to know. Please make sure to look closely at the time the athletes are expected to arrive at the boathouse based on what boat they are in. As our races are in the late afternoon on Saturday, please try to have a relaxing morning with not a lot of activity!
NOVICE GIRLS: Please remember we have a team bonding event with the varsity girls after practice today at the boathouse. It should run no later than 7PM.
DROP OFF: When you drop your athlete off please drop them off and leave the boathouse. Once an athlete arrives at the boathouse on race day I require their undivided focus. Parents hanging around the boathouse causes distractions for both coaches and athletes. We ask that all parents drive over to the other side of the lake and view the regatta with all other spectators (This is also the best vantage point for watching the races). After your athlete’s race is over and they have been dismissed by their coach they are allowed to be picked up.
UNIFORM: All athletes are asked to arrive wearing the Mercer unisuit. As it will be cold, I would recommend athletes coming in layers which they can take off before racing.
VOLUNTEERING: We still need many volunteers for Saturday and Sunday!! Please remember that as this is a home regatta and we ask all families to contribute 4 hours of volunteering. Please click here to sign up to volunteer.
SUNDAY RACES: Boats must place top 4 in their heat on Saturday to race in the semis Sunday morning. To advance to the final boats must place top 3 in their semi. Below are the approximate of arrival and racing for those events. Those racing Sunday morning that advance to the final will stay at the boathouse in between their races. This is mandatory. Those racing on Sunday morning please come with a packed lunch to eat in between races (hopefully we qualify from the semis to finals!!).
WEATHER: Sunday is scheduled to be quite windy. As this is a qualifying event for varsity crews to advance to Youth Nationals, the schedule may change on Sunday to accommodate getting those events in. Please be aware that the schedule might change due to the weather conditions.
SCHEDULE: Below is the schedule for our boats. Here is the schedule for this weekend’s racing. As it might change please keep checking back.
Please let me know if you have any questions!