There are so many really interesting regattas this weekend. One can really feel the change in seasons right now despite the warmer weather. It’s time to row!
Today wraps up EUCHANNOVER 2015, the European Universities Rowing Championships. For information, results and livestream see: http://www.euc-rowing2015.eu
The Annapolis Rowing Club hosts the 23rd annual Wye Island Regatta on you guessed it Wye Island in Wye Mills, Maryland. This course runs 13.1 miles. Yes that’s what I said, 13.1 miles. For more information see the website: http://www.annapolisrowingclub.com/wyeislandregatta
The Springfield Rockminnon Regatta will be held on the Connecticut River in Springfield, Massachusetts. The Pioneer Riverfront Club will host Junior, HS/Scholastic, Collegiate events and will be divide Master Events by age. For more info see: http://www.pvriverfront.org
In Providence, Rhode Island, the oldest rowing club in the United States, the Narragansett Boat Club will host the Head of the Seekonk Regatta on the Seekonk River. For more information see: http://firstname.lastname@example.org
There are marathon rowers in Tennessee as the Lookout Rowing Club hosts the Tennessee River Gorge Row in Chattanooga. The 23 mile course runs downstream starting at the LRC Boathouse just outside the downtown area through the gorge which is the fourth largest river canyon east of the Mississippi River. The windy route ends at the Tennessee River Gardens. For more information see the website: http://www.lookoutrowingclub.com
The Delta Deas Rowing Club hosts the Head of the Reach on the Deas Slough in Delta, British Columbia. Information can be found in the NEWS section on the website: http://www.deltadeas.com
The fourth annual Muskoka Fall Classic will be held at Gull Lake Rotary Park in Gravenhurst, Ontario. Hosted by the Severn River Rowing Club, this is a 3 km head race on calm waters in idyllic surroundings. Winners even receive a Golden Honey Jar” trophies. Go Pooh! For more information see: http://www.severnriverrowingclub.com
Minot’s Light Roundabout, a coastal race on the Sandy Beach tomorrow in Cohasset, Massachusetts will be hosted by the Cohasset Maritime Institute. This is an 4.8 open ocean race for any kind of sea worthy oar powered craft. All participants must wear life jackets and carry a noise signaling device like a whistle or horn as there are no escort launches and rowers will be in rough waters out of the sightline of the host powerboats for some of the race. Conditions will waver with strong winds and waves. For more information see: http://www.row.cmi.com
In Duluth, Minnesota, the Death Row Regatta will be held tomorrow on the western tip of Lake Superior hosted by the Duluth Rowing Club. In addition to the traditional rowing regatta, kayaks, canoes and outrigger canoes compete in their own categories. Find out more on the website: http://www.duluthrowing.org
The Meganticook Regatta in Maine will be held tomorrow on the Meganticook Lake in Camden. The event is either a 10 mile mini marathon or 3 mile loop race, out and back on the lake, competitor’s choice. The dry lauch site is on Barret’s Cove Beach. These head races for 1x’s and 2x’s are hosted by Meganticook Rowing.
The Gallagher Great Race, an international inter-varsity challenge will be held over the weekend on the Waikato River. The 3.85 course provides a race upriver with strong, unpredictable currents. Check out the website for more information and the livestream: http://www.thegreatrace.co.nz
And last but not least, the World Rowing Masters Regatta will be held throughout the weekend in Hazewinkel, Belgium.
Much luck to all on the water today and tomorrow !