Get Involved, Parent Volunteerism – When regattas are held at the Anacostia Boathouse in a dual / tri team format Bishop Ireton is considered the host team. Our organization is responsible for organizing enough launch drivers for the referees, cleaning up the facility and guiding the opposing teams on logistics.
Parent Launch Drivers – Anacostia Regattas
All parent launch drivers must be licensed. You can take the course online. No additional training is necessary however you must know how to drive a Jon/fishing boat and be familiar with the general operations of a launch including (fuel, starting, equipment required on board, traffic patterns, safety equipment, required documents, etc). On the day of the regatta referees will give you the exact
instructions on what to do and where to be.
Launch drivers will be finish line timers, dock masters, or follow each race to ensure safety. Launch drivers should arrive 1hr and 30min prior to each dual meet to get coordinated with the chief referee and the safety equipment. idnpoker
Parent Referee Volunteerism – WIMRA is made possible by the coaches, parents, and volunteers that commit their time to better the rowing community in the DC metro region. Referees are volunteers that dedicate their time to be certified as a US Rowing referee. A way to give back to the rowing community requires Bishop Ireton to have one if not several parents become certified referees to officiate some regattas.
Questions should be directed to:
Chief Referee / WIRMA Coordinator
Parent Facility Volunteerism
ACBA is the volunteer group that coordinates events at the Anacostia Boathouse. A parent volunteer is needed to ensure the facilities are kept neat and clean before and after each regatta we host. ACBA has requested that the host team ensure that the facilities are kept clean. Specifically, the bathroom is leaned and restocked before and after each regatta and any trash around the boathouse is cleaned and we “leave it better than we found it.”
Parent Volunteerism at Other Anacostia Regattas
We will need to support the other programs that host regattas in any way possible. Including offering our launches for support, launch drivers, administering weigh-ins etc.