The Hoover, Olympic Hopefuls and More

 *CANCELLATION: Garden State Scholastic Championships planned for Cooper River in  Camden, New Jersey hosted by the Camden County Boathouse due to delays in the dredging project.

  The US Olympic Trials continue in Florida hosted by USRowing.

The Hoover Regatta will be held on the Hoover Reservoir in Westerville, Ohio hosted by the Westerville Rowing Association for 210 entries from 26 clubs.

  The Upper Merion 51st Annual Regatta will be held today on the Schuylkill River in Bridgeport, Pennsylvania hosted by Upper Merion Area High School. There will be 186 High School and Junior entries from 22 Clubs. 

Due to low water levels, the Tulsa Route 66 Invitational will be switched from the Arkansas River venue to Rogers Point Park on Verdigris River in Catoosa, Oklahoma.  The Tulsa Rowing Club along with the City of Catoosa and the University of Tulsa will host 138 entries from 10 clubs to the four lanes of 1250m fast river course. 

The B1G/Big12 Double Dual will be held in Madison, Wisconsin.

In Ithaca, New York, the Dunn Bowl: Brown, Boston University at Cornell.

In New Jersey, Dartmouth, Penn, UMass at Princeton. And the Class of 1984 Award Plaque: Dartmouth, Penn, Bucknell at Princeton plus George Washington, Georgetown, Rutgers and Williams at Princeton. 

The Case Cup: Radcliffe at Yale, the Carnegie Cup: Yale vs. Cornell, Princeton and the Durand Cup: Yale vs. Dartmouth, Derby, Connecticut. 

EARC Heavyweight Men: Brown vs. Dartmouth, Conlan Cup: Columbia vs. Boston University and Syracuse, Adams Cup: Harvard vs. Navy, Penn, Holy Cross vs. Trinity, Wesleyan, MIT vs. Bates, Devil’s Lake Dual: Wisconsin. 

EARC Lightweight Men: Wood-Hammond Cup: Princeton vs. Penn, Georgetown, Haines Cup: Navy vs. Harvard, Delaware, and the Geiger Cup: Cornell vs. Columbia, MIT. 

 
In British Rowing, the Birmingham Regatta will be held on Saturday, April 23,2016 in the West Midlands region at the Edgbaston Reservoir in Birmingham City Centre hosted by Birmingham Rowing Club.

  The Hammersmith Amateur Regatta will be held in the Thames region. Founded in 1924, the Hammersmith Regatta has been held every year except for the years during WWII, 1940 through 1945. The reason for using ‘Amateur’ in the title is because of the status of rowing at the time the regatta was established. Rowers were considered either professional, artisans or gentlemen. The professional rowers were just that. Superstar scullers revered when rowing was in its heyday rewarded with superstar prize incentive that was enough to provide a large income at the time. British Rowing’s predecessor, the Amateur Rowing Association disallowed manual workers the right to row and compete against gentlemen white collar workers. The working men’s clubs raced in separate town regattas like the Hammersmith Borough, leaving gentlemen the opportunity to compete in amateur regattas like the Hammersmith Amateur. By 1937, these divisions became archaic leaving all regattas and clubs with amateur status. 

  

In World Rowing, the Varese International Regatta starts today and continues through tomorrow in Varese, Italy.

Another day for the Asia and Oceania Continental Qualification Regatta Chungju, South Korea hosted by FISA.

And today is the final day for The 2016 FISA Paralympic Qualification Regatta in northern Italy on beautiful Lago di Varese in Gavirate organized by the A.S.D. Canottieri Gavirate. 

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