About SHS Crew
“(Crew)... is teamwork at its finest level, and the perfect marriage of finesse and force.”
~Louisa Mink, SHS '08
Parent Booster Organization: Friends of Stonington Crew, Inc. (FOSC) 501C3 registered non-profit corporation.
Annual Operating Budget: $44,000 – Includes coaching, training, equipment purchases, maintenance, transportation and all expenses.
Sources of Operating Income: Coaching stipend from SHS, program dues (approximately 34% of total), team fundraising, and private donations.
Average Yearly Team Size: 80 students - Includes girls and boys, novice (1st year) and varsity rowers.
Coaching: Head men’s coach, head women’s coach, head novice coach and assistant coaches.
Equipment: Seven eight-person racing shells, 48 carbon fiber oars, six electronic “coxswain boxes,” four motorized coaching/safety launches, 10 Concept 2 Ergometers ("rowing machines"), racing shell transport trailer, and safety gear, including VHF radios, life jackets, cell phones, and other necessities.
Competition: Home and away regattas. Bus transportation for team, truck and trailer for shells and equipment. Examples of racing: SHS 1st varsity boys versus opponent 1st varsity boys. SHS 2nd varsity girls versus opponent 2nd varsity girls, etc.
Program Fee: $200.00 Includes yearly rowing fee, food at regattas, race & practice uniform subsidy, T-shirt if novice.
Home Venue: Mystic Seaport Museum - On water Fall season: September and October. Conditioning training – late November until pre-season training begins. Winter Conditioning period: January 25 – March 8 at SHS weight room. Spring season: March 8 – May 31. Practice times: Monday through Friday 3-6 P.M.