What is dock sitting you ask?
Dock sitting can be defined as simply: doing whatever needs to be done to help coaches get rowers on and off the water.
As a parent, you need to dock sit at least one time in the spring season. This is a required of parents of each rower. If you have tremendous difficulty in fulfilling this responsibility, please let us know.
As a dock sitter, the parent should arrive by the time the bus arrives- get to the waterfront by 2:50 pm to check in with coaches if it’s your first time.
Things dock sitters might do on any given day:
- shadow the boat as it’s being carried from the rack to the water.
- run back to get something that the coach left at the boathouse
- help coach get launched loaded and shoved off
- assist in boats returning to dock
Be sure the coaches have your cell phone number, or that you have
theirs. They may not hear the phone ring due to the motor, however.
Don’t call them unless it’s an emergency, however. They might call
you, too, again, only in emergency situations, or they need an extra
set of hands right away at the dock.
Dock sitting is a tremendous way for a parent to learn more about the
sport and how their child adapts to the sport. While the rowers are
off on the water, take the time to walk around the waterfront, catch
up on reading, or bring your laptop.
Once the rowers have racked the boats and all equipment put away, the
dock sitter can leave, or hang around to listen to the coaches’ wrap
up. We will send out a doodle link later for you to sign up and will
provide a list of emergency contacts.
Thank you in advance for your support for Churchill Crew and our
Ann and Sharon