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  1. Registration Open
  2. Tank Times
  3. Game Night Feb 27
  4. Erg-A-Thon Details
  5. Clothing Available
  6. Mark Your Calendars
  7. Volunteer Opportunities
  8. Previously Posted, Still Relevant
  9. WeCanRow News

Registration Now Open for Spring/Summer Season

Registration for the Spring rowing season is now open. Please click here to link to the registration page of our website. Fees for the spring season are $1610.00 if paying by check and $1650.00 if paying by credit card or PayPal and are due on March 11. Application for scholarships or payment plans can be accessed here. The deadline for applications for financial aid is March 4. 

This Saturday's Tank Times

Camp Randall rowers will be practicing at the UW Porter Boathouse in the tanks this weekend. 
WeCanRow is tanking from 12:00-1:00pm
Girls, arrive no later than 12:50. Tanking from 1-2:25pm
Boys, arrive no later than 2:15. Tank from 2:25-3:45pm

CRRC Game Night at Union South Saturday, February 27

It's been a long winter, let's reconnect and have fun together with bowling, pool, video games, board games and pizza!  Parents, rowers, and friends are invited to gather at The Sett at Union South from 4-6 pm on Saturday, February 27th. The $8 fee includes bowling, shoe rental, pool, video games, board games, and pizza! Fees will be collected at the parent meeting, or you can pay upon arrival. Please sign up here through Sign-Up Genius. See you at the Sett!

Erg-A-Thon Details

submitted by Barb Beckett and mark Lilleleht, Erg-A-Thon chairs:
The CRRC Junior Rowing program's big fundraiser -- the Erg-a-Thon -- is just around the corner on Wednesday, March 2, 4:30 - 6:30pm. We wanted to briefly touch base with families to offer a few reminders and a heads-up:
If your rower is holding onto any completed mailings from the Address-a-Thon in the fall, if there are a few sitting on the desk in his bedroom or on the back seat of her car, make sure they bring them to the boathouse straight away! 
That said, if anyone hasn't finished their envelopes & mailings or if there are names that your rower only just remembered, there's still time to add those to the mailing. Have your rower ask for the supplies before the next practice and get those completed and returned by Tuesday evening.
And the heads-up:
A key component of our Erg-a-Thon is our online fundraising community through Piggybackr. Each rower should set up their own profile so that they can accept online donations from friends, family, and supporters. We have sent each rower an invitation to join Piggybackr using the email addresses on record with Regatta Central. A quick look at that email list shows that some rowers have their own email addresses listed while others have parent's or family email addresses listed. So if you get the email invitation please pass it along to your rower; and if you don't get the email? Well, you're always welcome to check in with your rower and see if they did. The occasional prod to teenagers never hurts!
And, of course, if you have any questions or concerns or need assistance accessing Piggybackr please feel free to get in touch with either Barb Beckett or Mark Lilleleht

Our best and... go CRRC!

Clothing Available

CRRC clothing items will be available for sale at the February 21 Parent Meeting and at the Erg-A-Thon on March 2. Please bring cash or check and pick up some Camp Randall swag!

Mark Your Calendars

In addition to regattas, there are many important upcoming dates over the next few months. Please make note of the following Spring season events.

  • March 2: Ergathon 4:30-6:30 PM (Boathouse)
  • March 11: Spring fees due
  • March 14: Practice times change. 
  • March 18: Buses leave for Tennessee. Rowers will miss school.
  • March 26: Rowers return from Tennessee.
  • May 20: Rowers leave Madison for Midwest Regionals. Rowers will miss school.
  • May 22: Rowers return from Cincinnati.
  • June 3: CRRC Banquet and Dance

Spring Regatta Schedule 

  • March 26: St Louis, St Louis, MO
  • April 24: Monona Invite, Madison, WI
  • May 7: Greater Chicago Jr Regatta, Crystal Lake, IL  (No Buses)
  • May 20-22: Midwest Regionals, Cincinnati, OH  (Fri 5/20 - Leave Madison; Sat & Sun 5/21-22 - Races)
  • June 10-12: Junior Nationals, West Windsor, NJ   Qualifying Varsity boats only


Volunteer Opportunities

Parent Pick-Up: We need parents to stay after practice until the last rower is picked up. Volunteer will stay with rower(s) and have cell phone available. Click here to learn more and to sign up.
Monona Invite: Our home regatta takes place on Sunday, April 24. We need all hands on deck to make this event a big success! Click here to sign up!

Previously Posted, Still Relevant

Mandatory Parent Meeting
February 21 6:30-8pm

The informational meeting for the Spring/Summer season has been scheduled for Sunday, February 21, 6:30-8 PM at St Mark's Lutheran Church. Topics covered will include regatta schedule, volunteer opportunities and responsibilities, summer programs, costs, and more. Attendees are asked to bring a non-perishable food item to support the food pantry which St Mark's operates. At least one parent or guardian is required to attend. Rowers are not required to attend. Click here for a map to St Mark's.

Monona Invite Volunteers Needed

CRRC will be hosting the Milwaukee Rowing Club, New Trier High School, Twin Cities Youth Rowing, and St Louis Rowing Club on Sunday, April 24 at the Brittingham Boathouse. This is our club’s major event and your assistance is needed. There are opportunities for all skill sets, from parking to food service to potty patrol. We will work with to make sure you know what is expected of  you and there will be plenty of veteran parents available to support all volunteers. The sooner we fill these spots, the better off we will be. All  spots must be filled by April 1. There are shifts available for both Saturday and Sunday. Watch your email for the Sign-Up Genius, click here, or see below under Volunteer Opportunities.

Practice Times Change March 14

Beginning on Monday, March 14, daily practice will run until 6:30 PM. Saturday morning practices will begin after Spring Break on April 2, 7-9 AM.


Recruiting Videos

It's a great time to talk with your friends about joining our club. Rowers are welcome to join any time, but now, as we head into spring racing season and our trip to Tennessee, is a great time for novice rowers to start.

For the recruiting video, click here.
For the slightly longer promotional video, click here.


Staying In Touch With CRRC



WeCanRow News

WCR winter Workouts began January 9th, 2016

What: Winter indoor workouts (includes erg rowing machine, strength, and flexibility training)
When: Saturdays  9:30-11:00 a.m.
            Wednesdays  6:15-7:45 p.m.
Dates: January 9 - April 30 (includes on-the-water experience) Feel free to join in at anytime.
Where: Brittingham Boathouse
             701 N. Shore Drive, Madison WI
Who: WeCanRow is a rowing program designed for women who have or had cancer. Winter workouts are open to friends and family of survivors as well.
Cost: No charge for rowers who registered for the 2015 rowing season. $50 fee for all other participants. Cash or check made payable to CRRC. Fees cannot be prorated.

Feel free to share this information with women you know who have had a cancer diagnosis. Contact us at for further information. 

Check out our web page for more information:
Our Mission: WeCanRow Madison strives to promote physical wellness through rowing for female cancer survivors throughout all stages of recovery in an environment of support and safety.    
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