Your package mentioned regulating front row tent spaces. Here is my
suggestion to the organizing committee concerning front row tent spaces. I
think a limit should be enforced on the footage of frontage space. Some
teams are getting tents that are really long and taking space that in the
past would accommodate 2 or 3 teams. You should mark off spots that are
about 40 or so feet, which I believe the width of all tents will fit in. If
the teams tent does not fit, then they must turn the tent 90 degrees to run
back away from the water instead of along the water. This will allow more
teams equal access to water front viewing. If teams have more than one tent,
only one may be water front within their space. I realize that some areas
have a slope to deal with but that will be the team's problem.
Although club teams may be representing multiple school, like SCC has
entries for 4 high schools, the club may only have one front row spot
instead of the number of schools they are representing. I'm sure GAR, MRC,
OARS and SSYRP will accept this.
I know we all want a level and fair playing field and that should go for the
spectators too. Parents and teammates all should be able to watch their
races without have to walk through other tents to get there.
Brice A. Crossley
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