Kings Head XXIV Regatta on the Schuylkill

  • Hosted By Upper Merion Boat Club
  • USRowing Registered

Please make sure your waivers are signed if they are not already!

Morning of regatta - phone for questions/directions - 484-883-7720

9/25/2010:


Heat sheets are available here:  Late entries may not appear.

http://www.uppermerionboatclub.com/boat_list.pdf


9/23/200:

September 23, 2010King's Head ParticipantsWe had a very unfortunate accident occur to one of our neighbors from Upper Merion High School crew team class of 2009 and current Duquesne University rower.  Christina was hit by a car when out fora morning jog while studying in Rome last week.  Christina suffered severe injuries and she remains hospitalized. 

Her family flew to Rome at great expense last week to be at Christina's side and to date her condition is still very serious. The travel, lodging and medical expenses are a concern for the Upper Merion High School rowing community so they are beginning various fund raising activities. 


As you enter the regatta parking grounds, the Upper Merion High School Crew Boosters will have a bucket available for any donation you may wish to make to help the family.  All donations will be greatly appreciated.  You may also see members of the Upper Merion HS Booster Group and High School Rowers stationed around the grounds with signs as a reminder for people to keep Christina and her family in your prayers.  We are sending this out in advance so competitors and spectators can be aware of the fund raising activity before they arrive at the regatta in order to keep traffic flowing.  Please share this with parents and other spectators that may be attending.

Thank you for your consideration.

Upper Merion Boat Club for Competitive and Recreational Rowing


9/20/2010:  Actual event times won't be available until after late registration closes, audits complete and bow numbers assigned.  For an approximate schedule please see our web site and download the Info Pac:  http://www.uppermerionboatclub.com/regatta.htm


9/14/2010: This year all construction on Rt 202 is complete and no detours are necessary.

9/12/2010: A women's pair event has been added.  A mixed senior master's 2x event has been separated from the master's 2x event and moved to an earlier slot. 

9/8/2010:  Rules have been updated slightly.  2009 feedback resulted in clarification of a penalty for incorrectly passing buoys.  See Rules & Eligibility.



Dear King's Head Coaches and Competitors,


We look forward to seeing you on Sunday, September 26th.  
Thank you for your entries.  

ELECTRONIC ENTRY WAIVERS: REGATTA CENTRAL USRowing Electronic Waivers for USRowing Organizational Individual and Minors are acceptable if filed and documented with a full crew roster and entry form as reported by RegattaCentral on or before September 22rd.  
UNAFFILIATED ENTRIES: Filled-in Waivers and Release Forms for all Unaffiliated Entries are required. Please print and complete waiver forms prior to coming to regatta.  
FOR MINORS: Waivers signed by a parent or guardian for all high school competitors under age 18 are required for registration if a REGATTACENTRAL USRowing Organizational Electronic Waiver is not reported in the final entry download.   Please print and complete waiver forms prior to coming to regatta.  

Please be aware of the following information and offsite parking locations:
Upper Merion Boathouse Launch:
1.    We will be directing boat trailers and boat carrying vehicles into the boat staging areas.   You will be asked to position your trailer and move your tow vehicle to alternate parking area surrounding the boat handling areas.  This may be parking on roughly graded dirt covered areas and only suitable for truck type vehicles.  If there is substantial rain just prior to or during the regatta it may be unusable.
2.    Car and Van top boat haulers will be staged for unloading and vehicles will be directed to be moved to alternate parking some of which may be off-site north or south on Dekalb Street.
3.    Buses and Vans carrying competitors will be staged for unloading and will be moved to alternate parking some of which may be off-site north or south on Dekalb Street.
4.    All other spectator vehicles will be directed to alternate parking off site north or south on Dekalb Street.
5.    Coaches and Coxwain's meeting at 9:15A in front of boathouse.
FINISH LINE TENT SET-UPS:   A TENT SET-UP Area at the finish line will be limited to one 12' x 12' per crew and will be available on a first come first serve basis (Maximum of 8 tents).  The Tent setup area will be against the embankment (No tents are permitted along the riverbank in the bleacher area).   Access to tent locations with vehicles and supply trailers will be from 6:45A to 7:15A only.  Equipment must be offloaded and tow vehicles and trailers must be immediately moved to offsite parking.
Bleachers/Chair Set-up:  The designated bleacher/chair area starts at the 202 Bridge downriver to the launching dock.  No tents are permitted along the riverbank in the bleacher area.  Access to tent locations with vehicles and supply trailers will be from 6:45A to 7:15A only.  Equipment must be offloaded and tow vehicles and trailers must be immediately moved to offsite parking.

For detailed directions go to www.mapquest.com or google maps. 

Alternate parking locations for SPECTATORS:
1.    In Bridgeport between Mill and Green Street on York Alley in a Municipal lot.
2. Parking Instructions for Spectators: There is no parking available for spectators at the Upper Merion Boat House.  Proceed North on 202 to the SEPTA parking available at two locations within 1/4 mile of the Upper Merion Boat House site.
Norristown Transportation Center
Parking GarageSwede and Lafayette St, Norristown, PA 19401
From Rte 202 Dekalb St and Front Street (Frosty Falls) in Bridgeport:
Proceed North on 202 just across bridge at second left and  follow SEPTA signs for Customer Parking (lot)  "Route R6 Norristown Station" or go to first light and make a left to "Norristown Transportation Center Parking Garage."Weekend (beginning Sunday, September 7, 2008) daily parking rates are as follows:
Saturday and SundayAll customers$3.00 per dayFINISH LINE TENT SET-UPS:   A TENT SET-UP Area at the finish line will be limited to one 12' x 12' per crew and will be available on a first come first serve basis (Maximum of 8 tents).  The Tent setup area will be against the embankment (No tents are permitted along the riverbank in the bleacher area).   Access to tent locations with vehicles and supply trailers will be from 6:45A to 7:15A only.  Equipment must be offloaded and tow vehicles and trailers must be immediately moved to offsite parking.

Thank you in advance for your cooperation.  Good Luck.