Regatta as a Non Rower

Thursday, April 25, 2019 - By: Jack P, Whittall ‘20

With the 49th Annual Brentwood Regatta upcoming, a time of excitement is on the horizon. The event brings a short period of intense variety to combat the regularity of the Brentwood schedule, and any change to the norm is compelling. 

A mass of humanity will arrive, like an immense migration of birds appearing over the skyline, filling the previously empty skies with life and commotion. Visiting rowers, families, and other guests, along with the Brentwood family, will conjoin on our campus, to create one of the largest high school rowing events to take place in North America. 

“The Brentwood regatta is very enjoyable and entertaining. It has to be one of the best ones for sure,” says Callum N, Rogers ‘20. Although this influx will only last three days, the sudden and dramatic change in pace makes Regatta one of the most noteworthy events of the year.

But for a non-rower what does this all mean? Well, it means an opportunity to be a part of the event, although not through athleticism directly. Whether you’re holding boats, announcing, presenting awards, taking photos, sorting waste, or guarding a house entrance, everyone gets to chip in somehow. But aside from that, there’s plenty of other activities around that one wouldn’t normally be able to do. The Entrepreneurship booths will be up and running as always, serving a multitude of different meals and snacks for the regatta-goers. With those snacks in hand, one can view the final 500m of the many races taking place over the course of the weekend. Or, if you’ve already gotten your fix of everything rowing related, there will be live music outdoors as well. With lots to do even for the non rowers, this weekend is sure to be exciting or all.

We pray for light winds.

Jack P, Whittall ‘20

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