Concord Crew provides Capital Region middle and high school students with the opportunity to experience all the sport of rowing has to offer: competition, team building, fitness, community service and, yes, fun. We accept young athletes from the greater Concord, New Hampshire, area. We row from our Whittemore Boathouse on the Merrimack River in a fleet of top notch racing shells, with an experienced coaching staff and incredible support from the parents and friends of Concord Crew. We attend several fall races each year (usually including the Textile River Regatta, the NH Championships and the Head of the Fish), a full slate of spring races (including the Crimson Cup, the Sleigh Cup in Hanover, and the Saratoga Invitational), we run a youth summer learn-to-row program and organize winter conditioning.
Dear Friends of Concord Crew,
Due to Covid-19, and the resulting cancellation of all Spring US rowing events, we have decided to cancel the 2020 Spring rowing season. We attempted to figure out a safe way of having some sort of a season, but it just wasn’t workable, fun, or in keeping with the goal of preventing the spread of the virus. As the parent of graduating senior, I understand how this affects all of the rowers, coaches, and parents who have worked to make each season great. The board and coaches are all disappointed, as we were expecting an exciting season.
We will refund spring registration fees. Unfortunately, we do not have the ability to refund the fees for US Rowing, Sports Engine, or credit card processing. All refunds will be issued to the credit card used for payment and future withdrawals will be stopped.
The loss of an entire season's worth of registration fees is tough for a small program like ours. We know that many of our member families are going through a difficult financial period as well. If you are able, please consider making a donation to the club from your refund. It would help us cover the fixed costs like insurance, land rental, and boat/trailer registrations. If you are able to make a donation, please send an email to email@example.com with the name of your rower, your name, how you paid for your registration, and the amount you can donate. Any donation amount you indicate will be deducted from your refund. We want to process refunds as soon as possible, so please email your donation amount now. Thanks!
If you don't have a kid in the program now, but would still like to help, please follow this link to donate.
We hope to host our annual Learn to Row day at the boathouse, and that all of our families will be able to join us as a crew community on Saturday, June 6th. We will get rowers (new, current, and alumni) out on the river. All our supporters are invited to come to the boathouse that morning to get reacquainted with old teammates, coaches, and parents. Hopefully, we will be able to set up hospitality and have some food and camaraderie.
Currently, our summer camp program is still on track and parents can register their kids through the Concord Parks Department. If you know a family that has a potential rower, please share your knowledge of the summer program with them. They do not have to be Concord residents.
If you have borrowed a Concord Crew erg, Coach Steve will be sending an email at the end of May to schedule a date and time to return them. There will still be weekly workout plans designed by the coaches to keep you in shape for whatever we can put together for summer.
The board and coaches are working on some other summer ideas, and we hope to be able to put some sort of rowing event together for the team. More on that as it develops. And we look forward to a great fall season!
Thanks for your tireless support, and stay healthy,
Friends of Concord Crew president on behalf of the board and coaches.
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