Masters Regatta Policy

Masters Regatta Policy

CCRA MASTERS REGATTA POLICY

  1. Competitive masters will be informed of planned regatta dates and locations before or close to the beginning of that season. Masters will indicate their availability and desire to compete in a particular regatta by the stated signup deadline (goal is 30 days prior to the regatta), including the ability to act as a substitute, if requested.
  2. Head Coach will build boats for each regatta according to announced standards of commitment, performance, etc, as well as rower’s indicated availability.
  3. Rowers accept coach’s terms as indicated by their on-time payment of regatta fees. Payment deadlines will occur well in advance of a regatta. Non-payment by set deadline will result in rower scratch.
  4. The cost for each regatta will consist of:
    • A non-refundable registration fee (based on the race(s) you’ve agreed to race in).
    • A non-refundable equitable sharing of associated travel expenses (e.g. truck gas and tolls).
    • A refundable $50 ‘cancellation’ deposit per regatta, which will be returned after the regatta is over. This fee is necessary to convey the serious consequences of a rower cancellation: in the best case, a substitute rower will take your place, with no monetary penalty to the sub (other than their own personal travel expenses). In the worst case, we may have to scratch a whole boat from race(s), which of course, is extremely disappointing to your boatmates and the club. We hope this never happens: the cancellation fee is designed to help prevent this situation. It can be ‘paid’ by:
      • Check (check returned, destroyed, or held for the next regatta, as per your instruction).
      • Cash (cash returned or held for the next regatta, as per your instruction)
    • It is assumed that your deposit will be held for the next regatta, unless you specify otherwise.
  5. Rowers will make every effort to help coordinate and attend practices with their boatmates after the lineups are established. The goal is for every boat to practice together a minimum of three times.
  6. Rowers agree to be available for, and participate in, all boat loading, unloading, and rigging activities associated with the regatta(s) they race in and the reloading of all boats at the end of the regatta.
  7. In the spirit of growing team community and unity, rowers agree to assume a full day commitment for a regatta, and agree to help other CCRA boats prepare, load, unload, etc., as needed on race day.