Thanks to everyone who came out to Fall Fest last night! We had a lot of great interest last night from a number of rowers and coxswains. If you put your email down on our listserve sign-up sheet, you can expect an email in the coming day with reminders regarding interest meetings and the boathouse tour this Saturday.
Every year we look for driven and competitive students to build the next generation of Carolina rowers. We are one of the few clubs on campus that offer a chance to compete in a legitimate Collegiate National Championship against universities across the nation. We travel up and down the East Coast as far as Boston, MA to compete in the Head of the Charles, the largest collegiate regatta in the World, and Philadelphia, PA to race on the Schuylkill River, a world renowned venue. We do not require any experience for incoming novice rowers, and have a professional coaching staff that will teach you the sport from the ground up.
We highly recommend that you come out to one of our interest meetings, regardless of how interested you might be in rowing. Here, we will give you an idea of what to expect as a rower for your Novice year, as well as go over why we believe you should row for UNC. You only have to attend ONE interest meeting however. You are welcome to come to as many as you like, however we will be going over the same information at each session. This is also a great opportunity to ask questions to the current Varsity rowers and the coaching staff.
Furthermore, we highly recommend you come down to the Boathouse Tour on Saturday, August 27th. We will pick you up from either Hojo or the Old Well, depending on where you are on campus, at 11am and 1pm. We will have rowers stationed at both locations 15 minutes beforehand so look out for them. At the tour, we will show you where we row on University Lake, and let you hop into a boat and see what we are all about. We will also be holding some short sprint competitions on the rowing machine, known as the erg, and will be handing out shirts to the top times we see.
If you have any questions/comments/concerns, please do not hesitate to ask us. You can contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org, or talk to us directly at the meetings. We will be handing out fliers in the Pit all week, so if you see us make sure to say hello.
We hope to see you all out there at the interest meetings and the Boathouse Tour!