Founders Day Regatta (Overnight)

May 4, 2019

We will be participating in The Founders Day Regatta this year on May 5th in Kent CT. Please read the entire email as it contains a lot of important information about the event.

Founder’s Day is held each year on Lake Waramaug in Connecticut. Established in 1959, the race is hosted by The Gunnery on its home course. This year marks the 60th anniversary of the event. Founders Day is an important race for Milton because we race many of the NEIRA schools, these races are needed for seeding and play a factor into our qualification for NEIRA at the end of May – this race holds a lot of weight.

Cost of the Trip
$50.00 per rower
Please make your checks out to “Friends of Milton Crew” and turn them into your coach with the attached permission slip. The cost of the trip includes the hotel stay and all meals while on the trip.

Tentative Founders Day Regatta Itinerary
Saturday, May 4th
12:00pm – Depart Milton for Lake Waramaug
–  SAT testers should leave from the test, right after testing is completed at 3:00pm – Arrive and start rigging the boats
4:00pm to 5:30pm – Practice on the race course
5:45pm – Check into hotel and shower before dinner
7:30pm – Team Dinner – location TBD
10:00pm – Lights out!

Sunday, May 5th
6:00am – Wake up
–  Breakfast at the hotel
7:30am – Check out
8:00am – Arrive at Lake Waramaug
9:00am to 5:30pm – Racing
–  Milton Rowing has reserved a tent space at the regatta for athletes and parents. Food and drinks will be provided at the tent              throughout the day
5:30pm – Leave for Milton
–  Departure time may vary based on regatta schedule and whether or not the team qualifies for final events.

Hotel Reservation
Days Inn
492 E Main St,
Torrington, CT 06790-5605
+1-860-496-0811*Rooms for the athletes and coaches have already been booked, parents are responsible for their own arrangements.

I am looking for parent volunteers for the team carpools throughout the weekend. Please use this link to sign-up for the car pool:

Regatta Website

Regatta Insider’s Guide

The deadline to turn in your permission slip and payment is April 26, 2019.

Please note: we do our best to get all race information to the athletes and parents in a timely manor, we send it to you as soon as we get it, which often times is just a few days before the event.