Crew can be an expensive sport due to the high equipment costs and frequent travel. Every effort is made to keep costs to a minimum. Regattas are not intended to be income producing; they are budgeted to just cover expenses. Therefore, once a fee has been set, we depend upon collecting that fee from all registered rowers.
The participation fees for UA Crew are assessed separately for the fall and spring seasons, and will vary from season to season based on regatta schedules and the number of participants. For each season UA Crew* assesses two separate fees: (1) Registration/Equipment Fees, and (2) Regatta Fees.
Registration/Equipment Fees: These fees are assessed to cover the season’s operating costs, including the cost of equipment and facilities maintenance and repair, equipment replacement, rental of boatyard space, coaches’ salaries, utilities, and insurance. The amount of each season’s Registration/Equipment Fees is determined by the dividing the total cost of all registration/equipment expenses by the number of participating rowers. Each rower is assessed the same amount. These fees are eligible for assistance under UA Crew’s financial assistance program (see below).
Regatta Fees: These fees are assessed to cover regatta-specific costs for the season, including transportation, hotel, food, and regatta registration costs. The amount of each season’s Regatta Fees is determined by the dividing the total cost of all regatta expenses by the number of participating rowers. Each rower is assessed the same amount. These fees are NOT eligible for assistance under UA Crew’s financial assistance program.
*UAHS assesses an athletic participation fee in the spring for all rowers participating in the spring regatta season. This fee is in addition to the Registration/Equipment Fees and the Regatta Fees. This fee is not eligible for assistance under UA Crew’s financial assistance program. However, if you have questions or concerns regarding this fee please contact the high school athletic department, which may be able to offer assistance.
The Registration/Equipment Fees and the Regatta Fees are invoiced separately. This is because Regatta Fees aren’t determinable until all of the transportation and accommodation expenses are finalized. As indicated previously, Regatta Fees do not produce income for the organization — they are calculated to just cover the expenses incurred. All efforts are made to minimize these expenses.
Invoices are due and payable on the date indicated in the invoice. If parents have questions or concerns around fee payments, parents are encouraged to contact the President (email@example.com) and/or the Treasurer (firstname.lastname@example.org) of UA Crew prior to the payment due date. In most cases, payment alternatives can be arranged with sufficient notice. Alternate financial arrangements are made at the discretion of the Trustees of UA Crew, Inc.
If all financial obligations are not resolved by the end of the rowing season, rowers will not receive any awards or letters and/or will not be permitted to register for the following season until all past due amounts have been resolved.