“Life is like riding a bicycle. To keep your balance, you must keep moving.”
– Albert Einstein (1879-1955)
I can’t believe it’s September 25th already. Where does the time go? I guess time really does fly. Especially on a day like today with enough of a snap in the air and a regatta to pull for. Time flies and rowers row.
Kings Head Regatta on the Schuylkill 2016 will be held today on Schuylkill River in Bridgeport, Pennsylvania hosted by Upper Merion Boat Club. There will be 285 entries from 53 clubs.
Charlie Butt Scullers’ Head of the Potomac 2016 will hold its 36th annual regatta in Washington, DC today for EARC HM,EARC LM, EAWRC, EAWRC LW, Master, Open, Collegiate, High School, Junior and Novice entries hosted by Potomac Boat Club.
The 31st Annual Head of the Androscoggin will be held in Greene, Maine for Master, Open, Collegiate, High School and Junior entries. Head of the ‘Scog is a stake turn head race rowing upstream on Androscoggin River for singles and doubles. The course runs from Bates newly built boathouse on the east shore section of the Androscoggin River called Gulf Island Pond to a stake placed 1.5 miles away with a return back to the boathouse start line. Maine Rowing Association and Bates College will host 18 entries from 3 clubs.
The Chicago Dirty Dozen is back! This time the Challenge is a 5k on the Chicago River in where else but Chicago, Illinois. In August, these competitors rowed a 3k, and next time in October the Chicago Dirty Dozen will row a 6k. Allied Rowing Club of Illinois will host 5 entries from 2 clubs.
In British Rowing, Monmouth Autumn Head will be held Sunday 25th September 2016 on the River Wye in Wales. The 2,250 race will be hosted by Monmouth Rowing Club.
Chester Long Distance Sculls will be held Sunday 25th September 2016 in the North West region hosted by Royal Chester Rowing Club.
In Canada, Rowing British Columbia will host the RC National Rowing Championships-Canada Cup with finals today September 25, 2016 on Burnaby Lake in Burnaby, British Columbia.
And in World Rowing, Tour du Léman à l’Aviron will wrap up today in Geneva, Switzerland for Master, Novice, International and Other entries above 18 years old hosted by Société Nautique de Genève.
**CANCELLATION** Head of the Des Moines in Des Moines, Iowa has been cancelled by Des Moines Rowing Club today due to unsafe high water levels forecasted for the Des Moines River Valley north of Saylorville Lake. The upstream course was planned to run from the Botanical Gardens to Prospect Park for 234 Master, Open, Collegiate, Adaptive, Junior, and Novice entries from 19 clubs.
**CANCELLATION** Waterworks Challenge Regatta Invitational planned for September 24, 2016 on Massabesic Lake in Manchester, New Hampshire has been cancelled by Manchester Community Rowing.
Toledo Rowing Club will host the 31st Frogtown Regatta on September 24, 2016 at International Park in Toledo, Ohio for 387 entries from 37 clubs.
“Come for the racing, stay for the pie.” That’s the motto for Head of the Anacostia hosted by Capital Rowing Club in Washington, DC because there’s an apple pie contest with judging directly after the regatta. So now you can row and have your pie too! There will be 132 entries from 22 clubs.
Narragansett Boat Club will host Head of the Seekonk today just off River Road in Providence, Rhode Island for 75 entries from 11 clubs.
Wasatch Mountain Head will be held on Jordanelle Reservoir today for 36 entries from 5 clubs hosted by Park City Rowing Academy in Heber City, Utah.
Head of the Merrimack will be held in Methuen, Massachusetts hosted by Essex Rowing Club. There will be 132 entries from 24 clubs on the Merrimack River.
Tail of the Tiger will be held September 24, 2016 on Lake Hartwell in Clemson, South Carolina hosted by Clemson University Rowing Association. There will be 112 entries from 11 clubs.
Holyoke Row will host 33 entries from 8 clubs to the Paper City Regatta on the Connecticut River in Holyoke, Massachusetts today.
The 5th Annual Tough Cup will be held September 24, 2016 on the Chicago River in Chicago, Illinois hosted by Chicago Training Center for 63 entries from 7 clubs.
Head of the Pend Oreille Regatta will be held today on the Pend Orielle River in Priest River, Idaho for Open, Collegiate, Adaptive, Junior and Novice entries hosted by Priest River Boat Club. There was a row by and barbecue last night at the club.
In Canada, RCA National Rowing Championships-Canada Cup continues through September 25, 2016 on Burnaby Lake in Burnaby, British Columbia hosted by Rowing British Columbia. There will be 223 entries from 9 clubs.
The 37th Head of the Welland – Five Bridges Fall Classic will be held September 24, 2016 at the Welland International Flatwater Centre ~ North Course in Welland, Ontario hosted by South Niagara Rowing Club for 391 entries from 42 clubs.
In British Rowing, Durham Autumn Sprint will be held Saturday 24th September 2016 in the Northern region hosted by Durham Amateur Rowing Club.
Wallingford Long Distance Sculls will be held Saturday 24th September 2016 in the Thames region hosted by Wallingford Rowing Club.
Yare Cup will be held Saturday 24th September 2016 hosted by Yare Boat Club in Norwich.
In Switzerland, Tour du Léman à l’Aviron will continue in Geneva for Master, Novice, International and Other entries above 18 years old hosted by SOCIÉTÉ NAUTIQUE DE GENÈVE through September 25.
The 17th Annual Row for the Cure – Seattle, a 5800m head race will be hosted by Pocock Rowing Center, established in 1994. There will be 170 entries from 26 clubs on Lake Union.
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Lift Bridge Regatta will be held in Fairport, New York hosted by Fairport Crew Club. There will be 121 entries from 21 clubs. The Erie Canal course begins at the the flood gates near Interstate 490 to finish at Perinton Park and Fairport Crew Club boathouse.
The 25th Annual CoastWeeks Regatta will be held in Mystic, Connecticut for Master, Open, Adaptive, and Junior entries hosted by Mystic Seaport. The 2,000m Mystic River course begins north of the I-95 overpass to finish at Mystic Seaport’s Lighthouse Point.
Tour de Pond will be held on Bare Hill Pond, Harvard, Massachusetts will be held for Master, Open, Collegiate, High School and Junior entries hosted by Bare Hill Rowing Association.
DEATH ROW will be held in Duluth, Minnesota for Master, Open, Collegiate, HIgh School, Adaptive, Junior , Novice and Coxswain entries. Duluth Rowing Club, located on the western tip of Lake Superior will host a 25km course on the St. Louis River.
Portland Boat Club, established in 1879 will host Head of the Dog, a three mile head race on Multnomah Channel in Portland, Oregon. There will be 55 entries from 10 clubs in costume. Picnic to follow the event.
In British Rowing, Boston Marathon Regatta will be held Sunday 18th September 2016 in the East Midlands region hosted by Boston Rowing Club. The 50.2km downstream course runs from Lincoln to Boston.
There’s a lot less heat and the murmur of a snap in the air on this mid September day. On deck today are the Head of the Cuyahoga and the Tail of the Fox. CRI renamed the Rumble in the River to Fall Classic Regatta even though we already knew it was a classic. And there’s a challenge in Milwaukee hosting gold medal Olympians plus a few traditions to follow in Britain. Needless to say, a perfect day for rowing wherever you may be!
The 21st Annual Head of the Cuyahoga will be held today hosted by Cleveland Rowing Association.There will be 439 entries from 51 clubs.
Community Rowing Inc. will host 241 entries from 40 clubs to the Fall Classic Regatta on the Charles in Boston today. You may remember this regatta as “The Rumble on the River.” The Fall Classic will offer the same 3 mile course followed by food trucks, beer tastings and free music festival aferwards at the Harry Parker Boathouse. Sounds like a classic to me.
Tail of the Fox will be held at Thomas P Morahan Waterfront Park in Greenwood Lake, New York for 16 Master, Open, High School, Junior and Novice entries from 5 clubs hosted by East Arm Rowing Club.
The Milwaukee River Challenge will be held on the the Menomonee and Milwaukee Rivers in Milwaukee, Wisconsin hosted by the Milwaukee Riverwalk District. There will be over 900 competitors comprising 146 entries from 18 clubs.
In British Rowing today Oxford Rowing Club will host the Isis Sculls a 1850m upstream course on the Isis in Ocford in the Thames region from the Bourne Stone to the Cox Stone.
York Autumn Sculls will be held Saturday 17th September 2016 in the Yorkshire region hosted by York City Rowing Club.
Severn Mile Head will be held Saturday 17th September 2016 in the West Midlands region hosted by Pengwern Boat Club established in 1871.
Megunticook Regatta will be held today on Megunticook Lake in Camden, Maine. Maine Rowing Association will host 45 entries from 7 clubs to a choice of a 10 mile or 3 mile course. For more information about Megunticook Regatta check HERE.
In Canada, Head of the Reach will be held at Deas Island Regional Park in Delta, British Columbia. Delta Deas Rowing Club will host 45 entries from 7 clubs on the Deas Slough.
In British Rowing Upton Rowing Club hosts Upton Beginners Regatta on Sunday 11th September 2016 in the West Midlands region in the town of Upton-on-Severn, Worcestershire.
Cambridge Autumn Regatta will be held Sunday 11th September 2016 hosted by Cambridge ’99 Rowing Club founded in 1899 on the Carn.
Paralympic Games 2016 continue today through tomorrow in Rio at Lagoa Stadium in Lagoa Rodrigo de Freitas. Entries compete in the following events: LTAMix4+ (LTA mixed coxed four), TAMix2x (TA mixed double sculls), ASW1x (AS women’s single sculls) and ASM1x (AS men’s single sculls)
Lauren Rowles of Great Britain TAMix2x has only been rowing for one year. On winning gold with Laurence Whiteley at the Paralympic Games Rowles said, “It’s not as quick water as we were expecting but we went out hard and then tried to hold everyone off. We just had the race of our lives and we enjoyed it.” I bet they did.
For livestream check HERE, and in Britain finals will broadcast live on channel 4 at 14:30.
There are so many marathon regattas, half marathons and more today and we are barely into September nevermind the Fall season. My favorite today is the Grand River Marathon Regatta in Michigan because the water doesn’t have much of a current and if you happen to change your mind about rowing the double stake course you could row half the marathon stopping in Ada. But how would you get home with your transportation and trailer back in Grand Rapids?
Grand River Marathon Regatta will be held today, a head race with a starting point from Grand Rapids, MIchigan and a turnaround in Ada, Michigan to finish back in Grand Rapids, MIchigan will be hosted by Grand Rapids Rowing Association. That’s a 42.2 km double stake race course, 26.2 miles for the devoted rowers who make the turnaround or a 21.1 km half marathon course straight from Grand Rapids to Ada. There will be 23 entries from 12 clubs brave enough to endure either course.
The Wye Island Regatta will be held today at Wye Island – Wye Landing on Wye East River in Wye Mills, Maryland hosted by Annapolis Rowing Club. There will be 91 entries from 30 clubs.
The Tennessee River Gorge Row will be held today on the Tennessee River near Chattanooga, Tennessee. Lookout Rowing Club will host 18 entries from 10 clubs.
Row the Miss Regatta will be held on the Mississippi River in Moline, Illinois hosted by Y Quad Cities Rowing. There will be 100 entries from 10 clubs.
Springfield Rockrimmon Regatta will be held today in Springfield, Massachusetts for Master, Open, High School, Junior, Novice, Coxswain, Other and Stake Race entries hosted by Pioneer Riverfront Club. There will be 97 entries from 24 clubs on the Connecticut River.
In Canada, Head of the River will be held on the Nicomekl River in South Surrey, British Columbia. Nicomekl Rowing Club will host 84 entries from 14 clubs.
Muskoka Fall Classic will be held today at Gull Lake Rotary Park in Gravenhurst, Ontario in the Muskoka region of Canada about 90 minutes north of Toronto hosted by Severn River Rowing Club. There will be 228 entries from 27 clubs.
In British Rowing, Bradford Autumn Regatta will be held Saturday 10th September 2016 in Saltaire, West Yorkshire hosted by Bradford Amateur Rowing Club founded in 1867. The two story Victorian clubhouse with spectator viewing stands on land given to Bradford Amateur Rowing Club by Sir Titus Salt in 1893. The 600m course runs along a conservation area on the River Aire.
Worcester Autumn Regatta will be held Saturday 10th September 2016 in the West Midlands region hosted by the Worcester Rowing Club.
In World Rowing the Hanse Cup will be held in Germany today through tomorrow.
Paralympic Games 2016 will start today in Rio at Lagoa Stadium in Lagoa Rodrigo de Freitas. Entries will compete in the following events: LTAMix4+ (LTA mixed coxed four), TAMix2x (TA mixed double sculls), ASW1x (AS women’s single sculls) and ASM1x (AS men’s single sculls).
Today’s scheduled events:
7:30am AS Women’s Single Sculls
7:50am AS Women’s Single Sculls
8:10am AS Men’s Single Sculls
8:30am AS Men’s Single Sculls
8:50am TA Mixed Double Sculls
9:10am TA Mixed Double Sculld
9:30am LTA Mixed Coxed Four
9:50am LTA Mixed Coxed Four
For livestream through 9/12 check HERE.