HOTL and HOTO Lineups

It’s been a strong fall season.  We’re looking good for our two big regattas.  Here are the HOTL and HOTO lineups.  Expect an email Friday night with more details about racing this Sunday.  Don’t forget to wear team shirts to school tomorrow.  If anyone asks, it’s never too late to join crew.

September 15 and 29

CHANGE IN DUE DATE. Please note that all athlete paperwork is due on Thursday, September 15 BEFORE the swim test. Go to to download forms and get more details. Bring (1) last 11 pages of the Parent Athlete Contract, (2) page 26 & 48 of NPS Athletic Handbook, (3) US Rowing Waiver, (4) VHSL Physical Form, and (5) Concussion form.

And mark your calendars: Mandatory Parent Meeting on Thursday, September 29th at 6:30 PM at Granby High School.

Fall recruiting continues

Granby Crew is always looking for interested students.  With a new school year about to start, this is the best time to join our team.  Right now we’re at the boathouse on weekdays from 1530-1800 to work on our equipment and do a bit of calisthenics.  But on Tuesday the 30th we’ll be over at the school for freshman orientation with a display of equipment and team members available to answer any questions you might have about crew.  Come see us there, or drop by the boathouse.

Crew Open House at Lakewood Park

All students (Freshman through Senior) are invited to attend Granby High School Crew’s Open House at the Lakewood Park Boathouse.  Come meet the Coaches & Varsity athletes on Thursday, August 18 from 4:30 – 6:30 PM.  The boathouse is at the back of Lakewood Park, within the Robertson Rowing Center.  1612 Willow Wood Drive, Norfolk, VA 23509.

The Boys of ’36

The PBS film about the book “The Boys in the Boat” is being broadcast on WHRO15 on Tuesday night (2Aug) at 2100.  It is also being shown on WHRO World on Thursday night (4Aug) at 2000.  It’s a good use of one hour for anyone, and almost required viewing for Granby Crew.  Note the appearances by Peter Mallory.  We’ll explain his relationship to our team when practice starts.  If you’re thinking about joining our team, you should watch.  The best stories of any sport are the best recruiting tools for that sport.