Spring 2015 Rowing Program SGS now with Shen for 2nd season
To the SGS Rowers and Parents,
On Tuesday 8/19 the Boards of SGS Rowing and Friends of Shen Rowing met to explore further the advantages of rowing together last fall. We continue to discuss the possibility of merger in the near future.
The decision to move forward was made which brings a number of positive enhancements for current and future rowers.
All rowers will register through Shen Rowing using their paper application available on their website and attached here shortly.
All rowers will have a parent complete the waiver online with USRowing to facilitate regatta entries for Spring.
All Modified (grade 6 to 8) and High School Rowers will row out of the Shen bay of the Burnt Hills Boathouse and dock on Maritime Drive in Aplaus just down the road from where we put our dock in this past spring.
The Spring Season fees are higher, the travel time is another 8 to 10 minutes once you reach the light at Freemans Bridge and Maxon Road.
There is an enforced expectation for parents to volunteer and mandatory fundraising efforts with buyouts including the bottle drive, flower sales, marathon row,etc.
Shen has 8 coaches and around 120 rowers plus adult rowing programs.
Advantages for rowers will be a better rowing experience, a chance to work with different coaches, row in bigger more competitive boats, more races, challenge to make boats for select races, and more distant races including an overnight regatta at Sholastic Nationals or Pittsford NY this spring. Expect fewer weather related practice cancellations due to unrowable water since they have a bay of the BH boathouse and a erg room.
Please go to their website at : www.shencrew.com for much more information on their programs.
Ellen Sherry is the Shen Crew President. You may contact her at email@example.com She has been kind enough to forward pdf’s of the registration form and Spring 2015 Info sheet shown above. please mark your calendars now. The Shen Crew Registrar is now Mrs. Kim Ferraioli, who can be reached at
Don Constantino , President SGS Rowing