These details may not be final but can give you an idea of what to expect.
What: Annapolis Junior Rowing Association (AJR) Fall Season is open to all male and female athletes in 8th through 12th grade. AJR’s focus is sweep rowing, primarily in 8+s, although we also train and race in 4+s. We also have sculling boats for training purposes. Fall practices will consist of workouts on the water and some erg training. Athletes will build strength and endurance while learning technique and teamwork.
When: Our fall season goes from September 8 to November 9, 2021. Regular practice times are Monday through Friday afternoons 4:15-6:30. Regattas are held on some weekends.
Location: Practices are held at Camp Woodlands, our exclusive rowing venue, located at 2744 Riva Road, Annapolis MD.
Cost: $1000 (by check or $1012.75 via Paypal to email@example.com includes processing fees). New this year, cost is lower but does not include Regatta expenses. It does include use of equipment and Woodlands Girl Scout Camp and coaching. Coaches decide who participates in Regattas. By marking their availability in TeamSnap for Regattas, rowers agree to pay their share of Regatta Fees & Expenses that will be assessed after each race. We will do our best to give you an estimate of costs before each Regatta. Season dues are non-refundable. There is a two-week trial period for new rowers. They don’t have to commit for the entire season but are responsible to pay for those two weeks ($250).
2021 AJR Fall Season Potential Schedule
August 20, 2021 7:00pm – AJR Winetasting Fundraiser at Shield’s Residence (Parents, Coaches & Board Members – past and present)
September 7, 2021 6:30pm-8:30pm – Fall Orientation Meeting, Location TBD
September 8, 2021 4:15 – First Day of Rowing Practice for new Rowers, Annapolis, MD
*September 26, 2021 – Head of the Potomac, Washington, DC (TENTATIVE)
*October 10, 2021 – Occoquan Challenge, Fairfax Station, VA (TENTATIVE)
*October 17, 2021 – Occoquan Chase, Fairfax Station, VA (TENTATIVE)
October 23 + 24, 2021 – Head of the Charles, Boston, MA
October 31, 2021 – Head of the Schuylkill, Philadelphia, PA
**November 6, 2021 – Head of the Hooch Chattanooga, TN (TENTATIVE)
* These Regattas aren’t officially scheduled yet.
**It is still to be determined whether we will go to the Head of the Hooch. Coaches will decide by late September.
Additional Requirements: All participants will also be required to have a US Rowing Membership in order to compete. Click here to see your options and how to register. All rowers brand new to AJR will need to pass a Swim Test administered by a certified lifeguard before they will be allowed on the water.
Click here to register. Questions? Email AnnapolisJuniorRowing1@gmail.com.