Out of Town Regattas
Hotel rooms have been booked by the Club for various out of town regattas. Click HERE for the list.
When an overnight stay is required, group accommodation, usually in a moderate price range, will be arranged by our Travel Director. Paddlers will usually be housed four to a room. Families are encouraged to attend regattas to supervise their paddler. When families are not able to attend an out-of-town regatta they must make arrangements for another family to be responsible for their child. Families may book accommodation independently or arrange with the Travel Director to reserve extra rooms. Competitors can stay with their crewmates, or with their family, this is the family’s choice.
A schedule is posted above that shows the hotels booked by the Director of Travel under the Balmy Beach Canoe Club for various out-of-town regattas that the Club will be participating in this season. It is the responsibility of the families to contact the hotels listed and reserve your room using your credit card. The coaches should be advised if your child is travelling alone and the name of the person who has agreed to supervise him/her. Arrangements will be made for them to share a room with another member.
Disruptive behavior by anyone will not be tolerated. Damage to rooms, extra charges for phones/movies, etc. on road trips may be paid for by the Club initially but the Club will definitely recover such expenses from those responsible for incurring them. Where no individuals will admit liability, charges will be applied to each paddler in the damaged room.
When a regatta requires out of town travel with at least one night at the regatta site, either family transportation, a rented van, or a chartered bus will be the means of transport. When a van or bus is required, the Travel Director makes the arrangements and the cost of transportation is then shared by the passengers.
Every effort will be made to provide information in a timely manner of the details of transportation and accommodation. Travel information meetings will be held and details will be published on this website and by letters home. Advance payment and approval for a paddler to attend an out of town event will be requested so that reservations may be confirmed.
With the help of coaches and parents, our paddlers are closely supervised. It is a team effort – we work together! As mentioned earlier, wherever possible, parents are expected to attend out of town regattas to supervise their paddler(s) and where this is not possible, prior arrangements must be made so that a guardian is appointed and held responsible for the paddler.