Hello, Mercer Parents,
Congratulations to all those who race at IDR this past weekend! What a great showing!
This year Club Nationals is being held on the Cooper River in Camden, NJ July 11-15. This is a prestigious regatta in which clubs from all over the country compete in events at multiple levels, including U17, U19, Intermediate, and Elite/Senior. This year the U17 and U19 events will compete from Wednesday – Friday; and the Intermediate and Elite/Senior events from Friday – Sunday. The event is similar to Youth Nationals in that boats move through the progression of Time Trials, Semis, and Finals. The link for this event is HERE.
This Regatta is an “away” regatta and there is a trip fee, but we will not be traveling as a team to the event, as the site is reasonably close to where most athletes live. Parents (or the athletes themselves) will be responsible for getting athletes to the regatta site for races. In addition, athletes will be responsible for their own food and drinks.
The Cooper River Park is located in Pennsauken, NJ. The athletes should be dropped off at the intersection of North Park Drive and Cuthbert Drive, in Cherry Hill, NJ 08002. The Camden County Boathouse is located at 7050 North Park Dr, Pennsauken Township, NJ. Directions
As we get closer to the event, the coaches will post lineups and rosters, and there will be additional information about where to gather to cheer Mercer on.