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FHC Crew provides a number of great travel opportunities for each rower. The crew
team is unique in that it annually participates in regional competitions outside of
Michigan; these events occur in Ohio and Canada.


Historically there are approximately seven regattas in the Spring season. Three occur in
the Grand Rapids area and parents/rowers are responsible for getting to these regattas
on their own. For the out of town regattas, transportation will be provided for the
rowers. Participation in two of the four regattas is limited and not every rower will attend
these regattas (Midwest & St. Catherine’s). Additionally, for any overnight regattas,
lodging will be provided for the rowers.


The following is a list of some questions that have been asked about travel for the regattas:

Will the students be riding school buses to events?
Transportation is provided by the school for in-state regattas; for out of state regattas,
the rowers will ride on coach busses.

If there is extra room on the bus for parents?
Seating on the bus is limited. There is no extra seating for parents.

Is lodging for overnight regattas arranged for the parents?
Rooms are provided for rowers, coaches and key adult volunteers. If you desire to
attend an overnight regatta, you are responsible for finding your own lodging. If by
chance there are extra rooms, they will be offered on a first-come basis.

Are the fees the same if my rower is not participating in the invite only regattas?
Spring registration fees are based upon total calculated costs which are divided equally
among the individual rowers. All rowers will pay a base registration fee. Those that are
selected to participate will be required to pay an additional amount to cover an equal
share of the costs associated with those regattas.

If you have additional questions, please do not hesitate to contact the travel coordinator, Mike Sitarski, at

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