Alumni & Friends of Virginia Rowing Day 2014

Hello Alumni and Friends!

The annual Virginia Rowing day/banquet is on the horizon, and we hope you’ll attend!

Date: Saturday, November 8.

We have several events lined up.

First, on Saturday morning, at 9am, dust off your clubs and enjoy some alumni golf at Meadowcreek Golf Course! We cannot emphasize strongly enough that actual skill with golf clubs is NOT required. It’s just a fun morning—a chance to marvel at Mike Blanchette’s soaring tee shots and enjoy the fall air. Green fee and cart are about $50, which can be paid the morning of at the course. Please e-mail Mike Blanchette at to sign up.

At 2:00PM, we start the class day races. Each of the current novice classes will race each other in 8s, 4s, 2-s, and 1Xs. Alumni are invited to compete as well! If you want to test your mettle against the current crop of rowers, e-mail Mike Blanchette at It’s first-come, first-served for shell availability.

At 3:30, we’ll have a post-racing burger buffet. Great chance to meet the current team, especially the novices and their parents (also a perfect opportunity to explain to those parents why rowing is very much worth their dues payments!).

At 5:00, the alumni reunion time begins, with dinner at 6:00PM. $40 covers dinner and beverages.

For those not registering, cost is $50 at the door.

Around 8:00 PM, we’ll have the not-so-silent auction. Banquet officially ends at 10PM. Crew house fun to follow.

It’ll be a blast, folks. Sign up now!