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Here's how regatta fees are assessed.
Juniors - Seasonal Regatta Fee
Regular Regatta Fee - Junior rowers are charged regatta fees on a per season basis. For each season, the Head Coach determines the regatta schedule at the start of the season. The regular regatta fee charged at the beginning of each season is estimated to cover the cost of regatta entry fees and mileage costs for travel to the regatta venue. The estimate is based on costs from previous years' regattas and incorporates any increases in gas prices that may affect the current season. For any regular regatta where overnight stay at the venue is necessary, the hotel room cost is in addition to the regatta fee.
Extraordinary Regattas - Each year, the junior team attends several "extraordinary" regattas that are not factored into the regular regatta fee. These regattas are generally for select varsity crews and include the US Rowing Youth National Championships, Royal Canadian Henley Regatta in St. Catherine's Ontario, and Head of the Charles in Boston. The Youth Nationals will be held in Rancho Cordova, California for 2014; the venue changes from time to time. An additional fee is charged for these regattas to cover coach per diems (hotel cost, meals and travel costs e.g. mileage or plane fare). These costs are divided among the rowers who attend the regatta.
Masters - Virtual Racing Account (VRA)
Master rowers who join the competitive program typically attend several local and regional regattas each year. Virtual Racing Accounts (VRAs) are used to manage regatta fees. Each rower pays into his or her VRA at the start of each season in which regattas are anticipated. The VRA balance should be brought up to $175 before the start of each season. As you participate in races, Albany Rowing Center will deduct the "actual cost" of attending the regatta from your VRA. "Actual costs" are the cumulative cost of:
- Entry Fees
- Coach's costs (e.g. hotel, per diem)
The total cost is then divided by the number of racers participating in that regatta to determine the amount to be deducted from your VRA. Any balance remaining in the VRA at the end of the year will be refunded; or, you may chose to donate the remainder to ARC. Thank you.