The Mathews Regatta takes place at Williams Wharf. The address is:
1070 Williams Wharf Road
Mathews, Virginia 23109
Directions are provided below. Click here for Google Maps directions from South County High School.
PARKING: Parking is approximately one-half mile offsite in an open field (often muddy), and a shuttle bus shuttle is usually provided that runs the rowers and parents into the regatta area. $5 parking fee is charged. No dogs allowed! The road to the parking lot is paved, the actual parking lot is not. No seating is available...bring chairs. Large bulky items (such as large coolers) are allowed, but can be inconvenient due to distance from parking lot.
WEATHER: The weather can be unpredictable and colder than one might expect due to the location. Do not judge the weather based on what it is in Chesapeake. Blankets and layered clothing are advised. Bathroom facilities are the temporary kind and can be short of supplies -- better to bring your own.
FOOD & VIEWING: Limited food choices are available...they are famous for crab cake sandwiches. All food profit goes toward maintaining the wharf. Viewing rails along the wharf are excellent locations for taking pictures. Mathews usually has race T-shirts for sale.
PARKING: Parking is in an open field (often muddy). There is a $5 fee. A shuttle bus runs the rowers and parents into the regatta area.
1. Take 64 to Route 17 (J. Clyde Morris Blvd) exit
2. Follow Route 17 North through Gloucester County
3. Turn right on Route 17 Business after you pass Wal-Mart
4. Turn right onto Route 14 at the first stop light
5. Follow Route 14 until you reach a stop sign (about 12 miles)
6. Turn right onto Route 14/Route 198
7. Stop at the first stop sign
8. Turn right again (Hardee's on the corner)
9. Drive about 2 miles and turn right on Route 614
10. Follow to the end of Williams Wharf
Each team member must bring a sealed one gallon water jug to practice on Thursday or Friday. The water will be transported to the Mathews Regatta and used to hydrate the Crew Team's members during the Regatta.
Please remember to bring a refillable water bottle, sunscreen, hat, and some cash for dinner on the way home. The bus will stop at a spot with a few fast food restaurants for you to choose from. There are also t-shirts for sale with the rowers name on them and other interesting items as well.
The South County food tent will provide water, Gatorade, breakfast, lunch, and snacks throughout the day. Additional food may be purchased at the Mathews Crew Boosters concession stand featuring crab cakes, hot dogs, and burgers.
Please contact Sandi Fedorshik (Hunter's Mom) if you have questions about the Mathews Food Tent.
Parents driving to the Mathews Regatta: Please be mindful of the speed limits. The police are usually in full force patrolling the vast stretches of road.
The Annual Mathews High School Regatta will be held on May 4, 2013.
The Regatta is hosted by Mathews High School and takes place at the historic Williams Wharf in Mathews, Virginia - about 2 1/2 hours from SCHS. The Regatta begins at 8:00 a.m. Buses will leave from SCHS at about 4:45 a.m. on May 4.
Mathews is the real "fun" regatta of the year. The coxswains get to race, coaches, and there are even some "mixed" coed races. It is a beautiful venue and the viewing (of the races) is great..