2019 Spring and Summer Schedule

Below is the schedule for the spring, summer and start of fall seasons. It is a lot of information so please read carefully. Some of the races earlier in the season are still tbd and we will update as soon as we know more details.

First a few reminders: please be sure to communicate early with your coach if you are planning any college visits or other trips that will require you to miss practice. There is a new NCAA rule that allows girls in their junior year to be invited on official visits. This is the first year of the rule and it is unclear how many college coaches will utilize it this spring. As a reminder, missed practices may effect boatings. In addition to communicating with your coach, please remember to fill out the absentee form. 

Also, anyone interested in possibly rowing as a lightweight this spring must have the Lightweight Health Form completed by a physician and turned in no later than March 11, 2019. Here is the form: Lightweight Health Form spring 2019.

Spring Schedule*:

Saturday, March 2: end of winter for varsity

Sunday, March 3: USRowing U19 ID Camp for girls at Mercer boathouse

Monday, March 4 – Sunday, March 10: varsity tryouts (including Mercer Indoor Row for the Cure)

Sunday, March 10:

  • Mercer Indoor Row for the Cure at Peddie School – all Mercer event (fundraiser for Central and South Jersey Susan G. Komen)
  • end of winter for novice (after the Row for the Cure)
  • USRowing U19 ID Camp for boys at Mercer Boathouse

Monday, March 11: beginning of spring for varsity

Saturday, March 16: Varsity Parents meeting, 9 a.m. at boathouse

Monday, March 18: beginning of spring for novice

Saturday, March 23: Novice Parents meeting, 9 a.m. at boathouse

Saturday, March 30: Metropolitan Youth Speed Order, Passaic River (tentative)

Saturday, April 6: Neczypor Regatta, Cooper River (tentative)

Sunday, April 14: Gonzaga v. Mercer, Mercer Lake – varsity boys (we are looking for a girls team to host)

Friday, April 19-Saturday, April 20: Mercer Lake Sprints, Mercer Lake – all Mercer boats
NOTE: this is Easter and Passover weekend

Saturday, April 27-Sunday, April 28: Saratoga Invite, Saratoga Springs, NY – varsity, tentative novice

Saturday, May 11-Sunday, May 12: USRowing Mid-Atlantic Regionals, Mercer Lake – all Mercer boats

Monday, May 13: end of spring for varsity and novice

Tuesday, May 21: End of Season Mercer Banquet for all Mercer rowers and parents at Hamilton Manor (note: if there is availability, this may be moved a week earlier).

Summer Schedule**:

Those who qualify for Nationals will continue to train through June 9

Friday, June 7-Sunday, June 9: USRowing Youth Nationals (Sarasota, FL)

Monday, June 24: summer season starts for everyone

(this gives 6 weeks off for those who do not qualify for nationals and 2 weeks off for those who do qualify for nationals)

Proposed summer races:

Saturday, July 20: Philly Youth Regatta

Saturday, July 27: Overpeck Regatta

Tuesday, August 6- Sunday, August 11: Canadian Henley, St. Catharines, ONT (select boats)

August 12: end of summer season

Monday, August 26: varsity captains practices start and start of novice fall

Tuesday, September 3-Friday, September 6: varsity tryouts

Saturday, September 7: varsity fall starts

*For the spring season, the varsity girls will have Tuesdays off and practice both Saturday and Sunday (exact time is tbd, but likely 10:30-1:00 on Saturday and 7:00-9:30 on Sunday). Weekday practice time is 4-6:45 pm. The varsity boys are still tbd on whether they will follow that plan or stick with a Monday through Friday and one weekend day practice schedule. Novice practice is Monday through Friday 4:15-6:15.

**For the summer season, practices will run Monday through Friday from 1-3 p.m. No weekend practice.

Spring Season Dates

Hello,

Below are some important dates for the spring season (yes, it is still winter but we’re always looking ahead!).

Varsity
Winter ends: March 2
Spring Try-outs: March 4-10
Spring Season: March 11-May 17

Novice
Winter ends: March 10
Spring Season: March 18-May 17

For boats that qualify for Nationals, training will begin Saturday, May 18. Nationals are in Sarasota, Florida from June 7-9. Novices do not attend Nationals.  

The summer season will begin on June 10 (except for those who attended Nationals).

Spring 2019 Mercer Racing Schedule click the link to see the spring race schedule. Please note: Mercer Lake Sprints falls on Easter weekend this year. Racing will take place Friday, April 19 and Saturday, April 20. 

Thank you and GO MERCER!

Lost and Found will be donated soon!

Parents and Athletes:

We have a LOT of items that have been left in the erg room or around the boathouse that need to be claimed. Please come and check the piles and take anything that belongs to you. We will be making a trip to Homefront on Monday, Dec. 10 to donate any items not claimed. Check out the photo below for a sample of what we have in the office:

Lost and Found items and update on gear

Hello Parents and Athletes,

There are a bunch of clothes that we have accumulated in our lost and found area over the course of the fall. Please check for lost items either in the erg room OR in the conference room (back room in the office) – parents are welcome to come check the stash on your son/daughter’s behalf!

We will be donating leftover items to Homefront on Monday, December 10!

An update on gear orders: there are a bunch of JL items that are on back order and we are expecting them any day. Patagonia orders are trickling in and we’ll keep you posted on when you can pick them up. (Note: the rain jackets will ship sometime in December).

Thank you!

Winter Training

Winter Registration is available! There are some changes this year so please read carefully!

The varsity will not be going to CrossFit in Hamilton. Instead, the varsity will be utilizing space in a warehouse off of Alexander Road. The address is 741 Alexander Road, Unit 3. The schedule for each team is as follows:

Varsity Girls, Nov 26-Mar 2:

Monday, Wednesday, and Friday at the Boathouse from 4-6:15 p.m.
Tuesday and Thursday at Alexander Rd from 4-6:15 p.m.
Saturday morning at Boathouse, exact time TBD

Varsity (Nov 26-Mar 2) and Novice (Dec 3-Mar 10) Boys:

Monday at Boathouse from 5:45-8 p.m.
Tuesday and Thursday at Boathouse from 4-6:15 p.m.
Wednesday and Friday at Alexander Rd from 4-6:15 p.m. (VARSITY ONLY, NOVICE IS OFF)
Saturday morning at Boathouse, exact time TBD

Novice Girls, Dec 4-Mar 10:

Tuesday, Wednesday and Friday at Boathouse from 6-8 p.m.
Saturday at Boathouse, exact time TBD

The Novice team meets 4 days a week and the winter program fee is $400. The Varsity teams meet 6 days a week with a program fee of $650. Any athlete who has completed two full seasons as a novice is no longer eligible to row as a novice. There will be tryouts for varsity the week of March 4-10. The varsity and novice boys will meet at the same time but will have a different training schedule. Check the list here to see what program to sign up for. Also please note: coxswains do not pay for winter training! If you are a coxswain, please check with your coach on a schedule of days to attend.

There will be no practice Dec 23-Jan 2.

Here is the link to register: https://www.rowpnra.org/mercer-rowing/juniors/registrationforms/

Head of the Schuylkill Information – PLEASE READ

Good afternoon, Mercer Parents,

Below you will find some additional information about tomorrow’s regatta:

Drop-off/Pick-up:  The Head of the Schuylkill is technically an away regatta, but parents and athletes are required to get themselves to the course.  Please have the athletes at the trailer TWO HOURS before the scheduled race time.  The trailer is located at Trailer Lot 4, which is marked on the map: http://hosr.org/site-map/

Parking/Spectator Information:  Philadelphia is closing down Kelly Drive for this regatta.  Therefore, you will need to adjust your timing to allow for extra traffic for drop off and pick up.  There is parking up the hill from the course, and there will be a shuttle running back and forth, stopping at Lot 4 where the Mercer trailer is located.  Parents can refer to the Parents’ FB page for additional information about where to watch, but there is a covered grandstand farther down the course from the drop off site.  The trailer zone is for coaches and athletes only, so please respect that space and cheer farther down the course.

Racing:  This is a head race.  That means the boats are coming down the course one at a time, with about 15 seconds separating them, rather than spread across in lanes.  The racing schedule with bow numbers will be posted on the Parents’ FB page, so you will know which boats to look for.  Once the racing is over, please wait until you hear from your athlete before you pick him/her up.  The athletes will need to de-rig the boats and load them back on the trailer before they are allowed to leave, which does take some time.  The coaches ask that you not hang around the trailers while the athletes are working, but rather wait until you hear from them.

Miscellaneous:  The Head of the Schuylkill is a large regatta, with many clubs competing in events throughout the day.  There will be a lot of exciting racing, but it will also be very crowded.  Please pack some food, water, and extra gear for your athletes!  There are some vendors at the course, but it’s best to come prepared.

Good luck to all the rowers tomorrow!

Patagonia Order

Hello!

Order forms for Mercer Patagonia gear are now available! Forms can be found on the erg room bulletin board, or can be printed here Fall 2018 Patagonia Order FormOrder forms and payment must be turned in to Coach Anna by the end of practice on Monday, 10/22. Checks can be made payable to Princeton National Rowing Association. Late orders cannot be accepted, nor can order forms submitted without payment. Please note that all Patagonia clothing is optional. Please contact Anna (akalfaian@rowpnra.org) with any questions!

Practice Information for those NOT traveling to the Housatonic

Greetings,

The following is information about practice for all athletes not traveling to the Head of the Housatonic:

Friday afternoon: ALL TEAMS WILL PRACTICE AT THE BOATHOUSE AS REGULARLY SCHEDULED for those not going to CT

Sunday: Varsity Girls will meet at the Princeton stadium for practice 7:30-9:00 a.m. (All those who raced in CT have Sunday off)

Sunday: Varsity Boys is tbd and will be announced Saturday afternoon/evening. Check the Varsity Boys Facebook page.

Thank you and GO MERCER!

Novice Parents Meeting and College Night

Greetings Parents,

Just a quick reminder that this Saturday at 9 a.m. is the Novice Parents meeting at the boathouse.

Also, on Monday, September 24 there will be a College Information session starting at 7 p.m. for any students and/or parents who are interested in learning more about the process of rowing in college.

Thanks,

Hilary

Varsity and Novice Parent Meeting Dates

Greetings Parents!

Please note the dates for the parent meetings both of which will take place at the boathouse starting at 9 a.m.

Varsity Parents: Saturday, September 15

Novice Parents: Saturday, September 22 

Please help us pass the word. Each meeting will cover information pertinent for parents, athletes are not expected to attend.

National Learn to Row Day – June 9

USRowing will sponsor its National Learn to Row Day on June 2 but due to a conflict at the Mercer Lake venue with the IRA Championships, PNRA will host a Learn to Row event on Saturday, June 9, 2018. Led by Mercer Masters rowers, you will be introduced to the sport of rowing, including a tour of the boathouse facilities, learning the basics of the stroke on the indoor rowing machines (ergometers) and finally, getting out on the water to take some strokes in a boat!

Click here to register.

Tickets on sale now for rowing documentary Dare to Be

PNRA is thrilled to be hosting a screening of the rowing documentary Dare to Be at the Princeton Garden Theater on Sunday, December 17 at 10 a.m. There is limited seating so purchase your tickets soon! Tickets are $12 (with a $1 online processing fee) and can be purchased via the following link:

http://www.princetongardentheatre.org/films/dare-to-be

This is a great movie for all rowers – novice through elite! Click the link above for more information and a trailer for the movie.

Fall Fundraising Event – Last Call for Tickets

Last call to purchase tickets for the Fall Fundraising Event this Sunday at Topgolf in Edison, NJ. No golf experience necessary, and clubs are provided. Join Mercer athletes, parents and coaches to support the Boathouse Expansion Campaign.

Also, a reminder that we will be picking the raffle winner on Sunday for the “Boat of Cheer” (you do not need to be present to win). Parents, please remember to send ticket stubs and money or any unsold tickets with your athlete to drop off at practice by tomorrow, Friday, November 19. Please contact Hilary (hgehman@rowpnra.org or 609-799-7100 x107) if you’d like more tickets.

And finally, please check out the silent auction items and place your bid! There are some hotly contested items and you don’t want to miss your chance to win. The auction will close at 12:30 p.m. on Sunday (you do not need to be present to win).

Go Mercer!

Fall Fundraising Event Tickets, Silent Auction is LIVE and Raffle

Greetings Mercer Families,

Two weeks ‘til tee time! Tickets and sponsorship opportunities for our TopGolf Fall Fundraising Event on November 19th are still available! To get your tickets while they last, register here.  A few bronze, silver, and gold level sponsorship spots are also up for grabs until November 9th — information can be found on the link above.

This event is geared specifically toward the Boathouse Expansion Campaign which will address space constraints (indoor, parking, boat storage) in the current facility. The current 8th grade and Novice programs are the newest members of the Mercer family but will benefit the most from the expansion over the next few years! Please consider bringing your athlete to the event and learn more about how the expansion will impact the future of Mercer Rowing.

We also have exciting news:  the Silent Auction is up and running online! See what fabulous items are on the auction block and place your bid today!

Raffle tickets for the ‘Boat of Cheer’ will be sent home later this week with each Mercer athlete and we will notify you via blog post when that occurs.

Start working on your swing, and we’ll see you on the 19th!

Frostbite & Braxton Food sign-up, and volunteer shifts still available

Hello Parents,

An email went out this week regarding food sign-ups for the Frostbite & Braxton. In case you missed it, read below. Also there are still a few volunteer spots (stakeboat holders) available. If you haven’t signed up yet for a volunteer shift, please see links at the bottom.

  • Frostbite and Braxton spectators:  We will be cheering from the marina side of the lake – great view of much of the race and the finish line!  Look for the big blue Mercer Juniors tent just up from the finish line.
  • Please double-check the signups for information about where and when to go to volunteer or to bring food for the Frostbite and Braxton.
  • For both regattas, the food tent will be up and available to all.  It is a great place to cheer on the racers, meet parents, enjoy good conversation and of course enjoy the food.   There will be fruit and nutrition bars at the boathouse on Saturday and Sunday. Varsity athletes who are racing twice will have a sandwich at the boathouse as well. Racers are invited and encouraged to join everyone at the Mercer tent on the opposite side of the lake after they’ve finished with racing and boat responsibilities.
  • Saturday we will be serving an Italian feast for lunch.  Please bring all items to the tent that are not marked athlete side by 11:00 am and if it is a hot dish please bring them hot. For the athlete items please give them to your racer and have the item at the boathouse by 11:00 am.
  • Sunday we will be serving breakfast and lunch.  For breakfast item, please bring all items to the tent that are not marked athlete side by 7:00 am and if it is a hot dish please bring them hot. For the athlete items please give them to your racer and have the item at the boathouse by 7:00 am. For the lunch items, please bring all items to the tent that are not marked athlete side by 11:00 am and if it is a hot dish please bring them hot. For the athlete items please give them to your racer and have the item at the boathouse by 11:00 am.

Here are links to sign up for food:

Frostbite lunch

Braxton breakfast

Braxton lunch

Thank you,

Hilary, Tamara & Mary Agnes

Also, here are links to sign up for a volunteer shift (8th grade program will not be racing and this is a great chance for them to see the races up close!):

Frostbite Volunteer 

Braxton Volunteer

Thanks!

Hilary, PNRA Events Manager

PNRA Fall Events: Sign up Today!

We have some exciting fall events coming up, don’t wait to sign up!

First, Oktoberfest on Saturday, October 14 at 6:00 p.m. This is a chance to relax and meet other Mercer families at the boathouse. Dinner will be provided, you just need to bring a beverage! Tickets are on sale here (click link).

Second, the Fall Fundraising Event at Topgolf will take place on Sunday, November 19 from 9 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. There are a limited number of tickets available for purchase. Sponsorship opportunities are also available. Click here to purchase tickets. Click below for more information on the event.

PNRA Fall Fundraising Event FLYER

USRowing Membership and Waivers – MUST COMPLETE ASAP

Hello all,

In order to be eligible for Mercer Lake Sprints this coming weekend, we need a number of you to sign the USRowing waiver. In order to do this you must become a USRowing Championship Member. YOU MUST GET THIS DONE BEFORE RACING THIS WEEKEND.

The instructions are as follows:

  1. Go to USRowing’s membership page, Link (http://www.usrowing.org/membership/)
  2. Find the join and renew button underneath Individual Championship.
  3. Once there, click on Individual. If you already have an existing account, click member. If you are a first time rower, or have not made a profile, click join.
  4. Go through the information boxes, the club name is Princeton National Rowing Association.
  5. When prompted for the club code, put in ACY67
  6. Complete the sign up process, which will require you to fill out the waiver.
  7. Race

If you have any questions please feel free to contact any of our staff members!

Thanks!

First Annual Mercer Indoor Row for the Cure Is A Success

March 1, 2017

West Windsor, NJ – The first annual Mercer Indoor Row for the Cure took place on Sunday, February 26, 2017 at Peddie School’s Ian H. Graham ’50 Athletic Center. This is the only indoor Row for the Cure competition in the country. All proceeds from this event will go to breast cancer research supported by the Central and South Jersey Affiliate of Susan G. Komen located in Lawrenceville, NJ.

Heat 1 of Varsity Junior Women in progress
PNRA/Mercer rower Chris Silva, 3rd place Varsity Junior Men

There were a total of 99 entries over 7 events including competitors from PNRA/Mercer, Peddie School, Navesink Rowing, Haddonfield, and Carnegie Lake Rowing. Winners of each event received a pink hammer. The Varsity Junior Women and Varsity Junior Men had the most entries with 32 and 26 competitors respectively. PNRA/Mercer Junior Emmanuelle Adamson won the 2000 meter race in a time of 7:15.3. Leila Shehab and Mia Barkenbush both of PNRA/Mercer placed 2nd and 3rd. In the Varsity Junior Men’s event, PNRA/Mercer rower Carter Levine won in a time of 6:10.3 followed by teammates Eli Kalfaian in 2nd place and Chris Silva in 3rd place.

PNRA/Mercer rower Mia Barkenbush (3rd place Varsity Junior Women) with dad Jeb Barkenbush

The Novice Junior events raced 1000 meters and PNRA/Mercer rower Sylvie Tuder won the Girls event in 3:53.6 with teammates Michele Granozio and Anna O’Neill placing 2nd and 3rd. For the Novice Boys, PNRA/Mercer rower Jake Bouldin won the 1000 meter race in 3:22.1 with Nick Cushman in 2nd and Will Griesinger in 3rd also from PNRA/Mercer. There were 4 competitors from the Trenton 9th Grade Academy Winter Erg Team. Ulises Quiñonez finished 14th out of 17 in the Novice Boys event. Marshella Thomas finished in 6th place out of 12 in the Novice Girls event with Trenton teammates Alisheh Mott and Rachel Marshall competing as well.

The Coxswain event was also a 1000 meter race with three PNRA/Mercer coxswains fighting for the title and the pink hammer. Kate Takacs came from behind to win in a time of 4:28.8 with Caroline Galati a close second and Kira Sung in 3rd.

There were two competitors in the Masters Men event – Steven Schultz of Carnegie Lake Rowing Association who won the race, and John McClatchy from PNRA/Mercer placing 2nd.

PNRA would like to thank Peddie School for serving as the host venue, as well as USRowing, RegattaCentral, Row2K, Concept2, Row for the Cure, and the Central and South Jersey Susan G. Komen.

About the Princeton National Rowing Association

The Princeton National Rowing Association, a 501(c)3 organization, operates the Finn M.W. Caspersen Rowing Center located on the shores of Mercer Lake, Mercer County Park in West Windsor, New Jersey.  The Princeton National Rowing Association is dedicated to operating a world-class training site for our nation’s elite athletes, providing opportunities for area youth to excel in the sport of rowing and to expand rowing in the area through community-based programs.  PNRA runs the Mercer Junior Rowing Program which provides rowing opportunities for youth from over 30 area schools and the Mercer Masters Rowing Program which provides rowing opportunities for adults.  The center is a home to the USRowing National and Olympic Teams, as well as rowing clubs and schools. PNRA received generous support from Killarney’s Publick House, JLRacing, Bai, Holiday Inn, Courtyard by Marriott, and Residence Inn by Marriott.

For more information, contact Kristopher Grudt, tel: 609-977-1094, krisgrudt@rowpnra.org or visit www.rowpnra.org.

Saturday practice is cancelled

Hello,

Due to the winter storm Decima and the predicted snow/slush/freezing rain, ALL Saturday practices are cancelled. Currently there is a Winter Storm advisory for Saturday morning and 1-2 inches of snow predicted. The snow may turn to rain later in the day which would make our roads icy and unsafe. A mass text was sent out using our texting system; if you did not receive one please text PNRA to 313131 to receive future messages.

Mercer Rowing competes at 52nd Head of the Charles Regatta

The Mercer Juniors and Masters competed in the 52nd Head of the Charles Regatta in Boston, MA this past weekend.  One of the most prestigious races of the fall season, crews race against the clock and each other over a curvy 3 mile course.  The regatta draws 2,256 crews representing 820 teams.

The Masters raced in the Men’s 40+ Four and finished 18th out of 23 entries. Rowers Miles Truesdell, Charles Gilbert, Michael Vaccaro, David Potts and coxswain Sarah Brune finished the 3 mile race with a time of 20:47.4. The Masters Women raced in the 50+ Four and finished 21st out of 42 which qualifies the boat for a guaranteed entry next year. This is the first time a Mercer Masters boat has received an automatic qualification! Huge congratulations to rowers Kristin Appelget, Sharon Waters, Cheryl Baldino, Terri Gruber McDonough and coxswain Lulu Herman. (A boat can qualify for the next year by placing in the top half of the field.)

The Juniors had mixed results given the high expectations leading into the race. On the boys’ side, the 8 placed 35th out of 84 entries which qualifies the boat for next year’s regatta, however was not the result that the crew and Coach Justin Ochal were hoping for. There was a very stiff headwind on the course which created tough racing conditions for the crew of Drew Hickey, Julius Ferenc, Jack Gallagher, Carter Levine, Chris Silva, Rex Berger, Enzo Couillens, Dan Stoddard, and coxswain Kate Takacs who finished in a time of 17:14.3.

The Junior Girls had two 8’s racing placing 13th and 37th out of 85 entries which qualifies both boats for next year. In addition, the ‘B’ boat had the second best performance for B boats finishing just .4 seconds behind CRI’s B boat. The ‘A’ boat of Katie Lustig, Celia Varga, Laila Shehab, Katryna Niva, Kieran Wild, Catie Vinch-Buck, Sara Hansen, Mia Barkenbush and coxswain Caroline Galati finished the race in a time of 18:28.5. The ‘B’ boat of Sheila Kennedy-Moore, Bridget Parker, Ciara DeVenuto-Wyeth, Sarah Closser, Emmanuelle Adamson, Erin Heyeck, Gwyneth Lavery, Julia Berdzik and coxswain Lauren Preston finished the race in a time of 19:21.8.

Mercer Junior alumni rowers also performed well at the Head of the Charles.  Geena Fram rowing for Brown University finished first in the Women’s Club 8+.  Eileen Hu’s MIT boat claimed third in the Women’s Lightweight 4 just edging out former Mercer team mate, Elise Gorberg’s Boston University crew which claimed fourth place.

Other Mercer Junior Alumni rowers included Laura Foster, Michigan 10th in the Women’s Championship 8+; Aaron Goodman, Northeastern 12th in the Men’s Championship 8+; Kelly Fischer, Notre Dame 10th in Women’s Championship 4+; Colleen Gillis, University of Miami 16th in the Women’s Championship 4+ Tom Walker, Wisconsin 11th in the Championship 4+, Katie Sessa, MIT 11th Men’s Lightweight 8+; Jack Gleim, Marietta 8th in the Men’s Collegiate 4+; Dan Gleim, Jacksonville 21st in the Men’s Collegiate 4+; and Glorianna Perrotte, University of Miami 20th in the Women’s Club 4+.

Full results can be found here for all races.

Next up for Mercer Rowing will be Head of the Schuylkill this weekend, October 29-30, for the Masters and Novices, and the Frostbite and Braxton Regattas on November 12-13 for Varsity, Novice and Masters. The Head of the Halloween will take place on Mercer Lake this Saturday, October 29 for all varsity rowers as well as novice rowers who are not competing at Head of the Schuylkill.

College Night – Tuesday, Oct 4

Next Tuesday, October 4 will be the annual College Night. The presentation will begin at 6:30 p.m. at the Caspersen Boathouse. It is geared toward juniors and their parents, although anyone is welcome to attend. Hilary Gehman is organizing the presentation which will cover basic information about steps to take and things to think about if you are interested in continuing your rowing career in college.

Mercer Alumni Kyle James and Jack Gleim win Under 23 World Championship Trials

Jack & Kyle_1

Mercer Junior Alumni Kyle James (University of Wisconsin, ’17) and Jack Gleim (Marietta College, ’17) won the Under 23 Lightweight Pair today at the USRowing World Championship trials. They dominated the regatta winning every race starting with the Time Trial on Monday, July 18, followed by an 8 second win in the Heat on Tuesday, and culminating in an open water win in the Final on Thursday. The Under 23 World Championships will take place August 21-28, 2016 in Rotterdam, Netherlands.

Mid-Atlantic Regionals Volunteer Sign-up

We are still in need of volunteers for this weekend’s races. If anyone is available and interested in volunteering for the event this weekend, it would be greatly appreciated! There is a full day of racing on Saturday (8 am to 7 pm) and a half day on Sunday (8 am to 1:30 pm). Please take a look at the sign-up link for available shifts.  Contact PNRA Events Manager Hilary Gehman (202-236-9733) with any questions.

Mid-Atlantic Regionals Volunteer Sign-up

We are still in need of volunteers for this weekend’s races. The race schedule is available and will include a full day on Saturday (8 am to 7 pm) and a half day on Sunday (8 am to 1:30 pm). There have been two additional shifts for stakeboat holders added (one on Saturday and one Sunday) which are crucial to be filled. Please take a look at the sign-up link for available shifts. As this is a Mercer event, each Mercer family is required to volunteer 4 hours and if you missed Mercer Lake Sprints, you can sign up for a double shift to make up those hours. Contact PNRA Events Manager Hilary Gehman (202-236-9733) with any questions.