A Message from the coaches regarding this weekends race.
We are bringing a FULL trailer so loading this Wed and Thursday after am practice
Pick-up is 8:30am those day as communicated previously by email
Depart: By Coach Bus Friday July 22nd from the Boathouse, Arrive no later than 8:30am
Return to Boathouse: Time determined by regatta and traffic, but best guess ~11:30pm.
Hotel: Crowne Plaza Philadelphia West, 4010 City Avenue Philadelphia, PA 19131, phone 215-477-0200
Race Course/Trailer Address: Gillin Boathouse, 2200 Kelly Dr, Philadelphia, PA 19129
WEATHER will be HOT!!! To avoid heat injuries, see below:
~All Athletes should have a white hat, sunscreen, water bottle, light colored clothing.
~Apply sunscreen multiple times
~Drink ½ a water bottle (8-12oz at least) before launching
~Every athlete takes a full bottle in the boat
~Wear a white hat with a few ice cubes under it to stave off the heat
~No extra activities (play, walks, etc),
~Should be sitting in shade when not racing or rigging, if no option for A/C exists.
~STAY OUT OF THE SUN it can increase the effect of the heat by 15 degrees!
**We have scratched several (mostly mid-day events) to limit exposure to the heat/sun, secured 2pm checkouts in several rooms to have a place to go between races and be cool.
Dehydration effects are cumulative from day to day so make sure they are hydrated especially Thursday and Friday. Coaches will decide for each crew if practicing Friday is beneficial or not once at the course (mother nature is really the boss).
Link to Heat Sheet with Shen events only
Questions please contact Coach Mike or Coach Sean.