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Packing For a Regatta

Welcome new parents and rowers! If attending your athlete’s regatta is a new experience for you, we’d like to provide some guidance on what to bring to a regatta. We hope that you will find it helpful.


Most importantly, be prepared for unpredictable weather. In the spring and fall, anything can happen! Check your favorite weather resources before leaving home to make sure you are prepared and comfortable for any situation. There’s nothing more uncomfortable than sitting on the side of a river freezing to death! Throw in an extra jacket, blanket and hat even if you don’t think you’ll need it…someone else might.


Allow plenty of time to get to the venue and to park, especially if it is your first time to the venue. Parking is often off-site (think shuttle bus) or a long walk. Be prepared! It’s either dusty or muddy so wear appropriate shoes.


Knowing what to pack for a regatta can be stressful. You can literally experience 4 seasons in one day so you want to pack and plan for all cases. Better to overpack and be prepared than to get caught out in the rain without an umbrella! We have put together a list of suggested items for parents to pack (or check for) in your rowers regatta bag. This is by all means not all inclusive, but the minimum that you rower will need for the day.





GB Tank

GB Tech Shirt

GB Shorts

GB uni (if required)

Black Spandex (long also recommended, but not required)

Outerwear (GB/Grassfield Gore-tex, GB/Grassfield sweatshirt, Black or Club Rain Pants)

Knit Hat

Visor

Sunglasses

Extra Socks

Extra Shoes (No flip flops)

Sunscreen

Bugspray

Medications/inhalers

Garbage bag or grocery bag for wet clothes

Deodorant and any bathroom items necessary.