Regatta Checklist

Welcome new parents and athletes!  If attending your athlete’s regatta is a new experience for you, we’d like to provide some guidance on what to bring to a regatta.  We hope that you will find it helpful.

Most importantly, be prepared for unpredictable weather.  In the spring and fall, anything can happen!  Check your favorite weather resources before leaving home to make sure you are prepared and comfortable for any situation.  There’s nothing more uncomfortable than sitting on the side of a river freezing to death!  Throw in an extra jacket, blanket and hat even if you don’t think you’ll need it…someone else might.

Allow plenty of time to get to the venue and to park, especially if it is your first time to the venue.  Parking is often off-site (think shuttle bus) or a long walk.  Be prepared!  It’s either dusty or muddy so wear appropriate shoes.

Parent Checklist  

  • Dress for the weather‐‐this could mean a warm coat and boots‐‐don’t forget a hat and gloves—think layers!
  • Umbrella and/or rain coat
  • Chair—the roll‐up kind work well
  • Sunscreen
  • Hat
  • Sunglasses
  • Water bottle
  • Camera
  • Blanket
  • Directions to the regatta
  • Binoculars
  • Cash or credit card – Sometimes there are booths set up with regatta‐related items (tee shirts, sweatshirts, etc.) for purchase. There is usually a t-shirt, hoodie and other items made especially for the event.

Note to coxswain parents – Remind your athlete to charge coxbox night before race and ensure that s/he brings coxbox, bag with tools to the race.

Athlete Checklist:

  • Unionville High School Uni
  • Phone and music to pass the time
  • Warm-ups
  • Layers for racing
  • Water bottle
  • Pre-Breakfast snack (CLIF bar or fruit)
  • Snacks/Sports Drinks
  • Hat/Sunglasses (if desired)
  • Socks (x 3-4 pair)
  • Chapstick
  • Hand Sanitizer and tissues for port-a-potty out of TP
  • Sunscreen
  • Ca$h for Regatta gear
  • Plastic Bags for wet clothing
  • Cap for Cold Weather
  • Hot Hands – hand warmers
  • Extra set of cold weather gear packed in Ziplock Bags (this is to keep them dry if the ground/bag gets wet)
  • Set of comfortable/relaxation clothes to leave in the car to wear on ride back – will be dry and warm!
  • If coxswain, charged coxbox and tools, etc.

Enjoy the racing season – go Unionville Crew!

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