Head of the Lagoon - Foster City

  • Hosted By Peninsula Aquatic Center Junior Crew and Stanford Rowing Center
  • USRowing Registered

DIRECTIONS:

From 101: Head east on Hwy. #92. Take Foster City Boulevard exit. Turn left at lights onto Metro Center Boulevard. Turn right at lights onto Foster City Boulevard. Turn right at lights onto East Hillsdale Boulevard. Turn left at next light onto Shell Boulevard.

From San Mateo Bridge: Take Foster City Boulevard exit. Turn right at lights and right again onto Foster City Boulevard. Turn right at 2nd lights onto East Hillsdale Boulevard. Turn left at next light onto Shell Boulevard.

PARKING: NO parking will be available at the Foster City Library, Community Recreation Center or Senior Wing Parking lot (located closest to Leo Ryan Park and closest to the intersection of Hillsdale and Shell Blvds) for participant or spectator vehicles. Again for 2013, the unpaved parking lot across the street from the Rec Center on Shell Blvd. will be closed for any and ALL parking. On Sunday only, there is parking available at Boat/Dog Park as well as at Parkside Towers, located right at the corner of Shell Blvd. and E. Hillsdale Blvd. The Parkside Towers is a parking garage which means covered parking all day. It is a 7 minute walk from the parking garage to the race course. The Community Recreation Center and Senior Center parking lot will be used as a storage area for boats and trailers only. We are also asking teams to set up their boats in the big, luxurious Leo Ryan Park, located on the north side of the Rec Center. There is grass and an amphitheater for great viewing. Trailers may park overnight (Saturday) at Boat/Dog Park. If you plan to row on Saturday, then please park your trailer at Boat/Dog Park. There is NO athlete parking on SATURDAY at Boat/Dog Park. Please park on the street or across the lagoon at the Ranch 99 parking lot. (New for 2013) Practice is available after 12 PM on Saturday at Boat/Dog Park and the dock will be there for you to launch from. After you launch, you may leave your trailer at Boat/Dog Park or move it Rec Center on Sunday morning or Joe will move it for you. There is a wedding at the Rec Center on Saturday afternoon/evening, so there is NO parking for any towing vehicles or trailers on Saturday night at the Rec Center. Please be courteous. All trailer drivers should coordinate with race officials so we know when to expect you. Please call 650-576-4634 (Monica) or 650-296-8650 (Joe).

To make this regatta successful please send all your athletes and spectators directly to the parking garage at the corner of Shell and Hillsdale. You will need to go ALL THE WAY AROUND the parking garage to the entrance. PARKING IS FREE !! There is no fee, so park in the garage. The first door may not be open,  keep driving around because the garage is open. It will be warm and sunny on Sunday, so keeping your car in a covered garage is a plus. Remember: GO DIRECTLY to the garage, DO NOT come near the Rec Center, DO NOT pass GO, DO NOT collect $200. 

Once again: WE HAVE AN ENTIRE 3 FLOOR PARKING GARAGE for spectator parking. DO NOT come to the REC CENTER. DO NOT park on the street. DO NOT park in the dirt lot. DO NOT park near a red curb. DO NOT park in a handicap lane.
 
For trailers coming on Saturday afternoon, please park at Boat/Dog Park. For trailers arriving Sunday morning,  please try to arrive by 7:00 AM. The cox meeting is 7:45 AM. Please add extra time, so you don't get frustrated with the amount of people and boats and then do something you will regret. Directions are located on the website. Please also call Joe O'Connor before you arrive. Cell 650 296 8650
 
For cartopper singles and hospitality cars: There is also a turnaround lot just south of the tennis courts on SHELL BLVD for cartoppers and hospitality wagons to unload. Once again, unload and then park your car in the PARKING GARAGE. The people of Foster City would like to park as well.
 
We also need everyone to be nice to each other when unloading. There is a TON of space in the big, green lawn area. The walk is not far. Don't be afraid to use the lawn area. There will be bathrooms in the Main Lot AND in the grassy lawn Ryan Park. There is absolutely no rigging of boats in the parking lots.We must leave some spots open for brave people that will actually be using the Rec Center on Sunday. The main lot is for trailers only. We must also leave all the handicap stalls open for people with handicap placards, even on Sunday. We also must leave a lane around the parking lot open for emergency vehicles. We must also not block the walking paths or whack FC residents in the head while they are walking on the walking path.
 
You MAY NOT stake tents in any grass area -- there is an under sprinkler system and your stakes might find the main pipe. The grass maybe soggy on Sunday, so we are asking you not to put tarps and what-not on the grass so that we do not ruin the
grass.
 
The Rec Center, and it's bathrooms opens at 9 AM. We have 18 port-a-lets and a 2 sinks in the lot and at Leo Ryan Park until the Rec Center opens. We can not rent an endless supply of toilets. Once the Rec Center open, everyone forgets about the port-a-lets, so plan accordingly. This does not mean to pee in the bushes, behind a trailer or near the tennis courts. Foster City is home to people !
 
There will lightweight weigh-ins from 7:30 AM - 12:00 PM. Wristbands will be given.
 
You do not need to bring bow numbers, they will be provided. Please make sure they are returned after racing.
 
There will be 3 large docks and one small dock for singles and doubles. Make sure your boats have people following to
carry oars to the dock AND to make sure no one gets whacked in the head.
 
Medals: First place medals will be given in each race. If there are 6 entries, SILVER medals will be given. If there
are 9 entries, BRONZE medals will be given. Please explain this to your athletes and parents.
 
Trophies: There are a number of trophies handed out. Some are based on raw time, some are age handicapped. All trophies
are explained on the website. We do have a new trophy this year in honor of Daryl Winter - The Astoria Plate for the Men's Novice 1x.