The 5th Annual Row for Autism will be held at North Hempstead Beach Park in Port Washington, New York Hosted by the Friends of Port Rowing. There will be 183 entries from 21 clubs.
The Darrell Winslow Regatta will be held today at the Occoquan Reservoir in Fairfax Station, Virginia hosted by the Virginia Scholastic Rowing Association. There will be 248 High School entries from 48 clubs.
The FSRA Sculling Championships will be held over the next two days at Nathan Benderson Park, Sarasota, Florida. Florida Scholastic Rowing Association will host 296 entries from 34 clubs.
The Cincinnati High School Invitational will be held on Harsha Lake in Bethel, Ohio, hosted by the Cincinnati Junior Rowing Club. There will be 170 entries from 14 clubs competing in High School and Junior categories.
Also in Ohio, the Dillon Lake Scholastic Sprints, formerly known as the Dillon Lake Invitational, will be held on Dillon Lake in Nashport. Dillion Lake LOC will host 213 entries from 22 High School teams.
The Covered Bridge Regatta will be held over the next two days just 15 miles southeast of Eugene, Oregon on Dexter Lake. Oregon Association of Rowers will host 623 entries from 30 clubs in Juniors, High School, Open and Masters categories.
The Texas Rowing Championships (TRC) will be held over the weekend at Festival Beach Park on Lady Bird Lake in Austin. Austin Rowing Club will host 523 entries from 21 clubs including Junior and Master crews from the state of Texas competing over the next two days. The 1000m race course is fully buoyed with 7 lanes. Competing in the TRC determine s the best high school rowers in Texas. The next step for the successful rowers will be the opportunity to compete in the Central District Youth Rowing Championship for a chance to race at the USRowing Youth National Championships
The Mercer Lake/ISA ScullingChampionships will be held at 2016 Mercer County Park in West Windsor, New Jersey. Princeton National Rowing Association will host 513 entries from 46 clubs. The 2016 Mercer Lake Sprints will span 2 days, Saturday, April 16 and Sunday, April 17 and keep to the same schedule as last year. Novice will race 1500m today.Varsity will will race 2000m on Saturday with – 1x, 2x, 2- and A and B finals on Sunday. The last race on Sunday will be open to the teams earning the top performance in the Mens and Womens Varsity 8+ and Varsity 4+ events. These teams will race a Men’s 8+, Women’s 8+, Men’s 4+ and Women’s 4+ in a 500 meter sprint relay. One dollar from every rower competing in the regatta will be collected by the Princeton National Rowing Association to support the Junior National Team.
The Southern Intercollegiate Rowing Championships (SIRA) will be held both Saturday and Sunday on Melton Hill Lake in Oak Ridge, Tennessee hosted by the Southern Intercollegiate Rowing Association. There will be 322 entries from 61 clubs.
The Kerr Cup will be held on the Schuylkill River in Philadelphia. Drexel University will host 218 entries from 34 clubs at the Bachelors Barge Club, #6 Boathouse Row. In 1967, Drexel University Alumni established the Kerr Cup to honor former Drexel Coach, Dr. Thomas Kerr, Jr. who started the Drexel rowing program in the fall of 1957 and was coach, team’s physician and surgeon until 1968. An accomplished and devoted rower, Kerr in the 1932 Olympics competed in the 4+ and also competed in th National Champion 8+ in 1931. In 1987, Kerr was inducted into the Drexel Athletic Hall of Fame.
In Massachusetts, the UMass Lowell Invite will be held on the Merrimack River in Lowell.
The Clemson Invite will be held both today and tomorrow in Clemson, North Carolina.
The Lake Natoma Invitational will be held today and tomorrow in Gold River, California.
The Illinois Collegiate Rowing Invitational will be held on Clinton Lake at the Parnell Boat Access in Farmer City. The University of Illinois Rowing Club will host 71 Collegiate entries from 12 clubs.
The 18th Annual Busfield Regatta will be held at the Les Wagner Rowing Center in Owego, New York. There will be 42 entries from 8 clubs hosted by the Binghamton University Crew.
In New Jersey, the Eisenberg Cup will be at stake for Yale, Southern California at Princeton.
In California, Cal Lightweights will host a Dual Meet with Cal Lights competing with CMA Heavies at the Oakland Estuary in Oakland.
EARC Heavyweight Men includes: DREISSIGACKER CUP: Northeastern vs. Brown, Bill Cup: Dartmouth vs. Boston University, Rutgers, Blackwell Cup: Penn vs. Columbia, Yale, Goes Cup: Navy vs. Cornell, Syracuse, Georgetown vs. Holy Cross, Princeton, Compton Cup: Harvard vs. MIT, Princeton, Wisconsin vs. Minnesota
EARC Lightweight Men includes: Dodge Cup: Penn vs. Yale, Columbia, Biglin Bowl: Dartmouth vs. Harvard, MIT, Platt Cup: Princeton vs. Cornell, Navy vs. Georgetown.
*Cancellation: In British Rowing, the Chester Le Street Regatta in the Northern region has been cancelled for today due to water level.
The Oxford City Bumping Races hosted by the City of Oxford Rowing Club will be held today in the Thames region. The course runs 1800m upstream on the River Isis in Oxford for Senior, Junior and Open 4+ crews comprised of four rowers, a coxswain, a poleman and a bicycle riding judge. Yes you read that right, a bicycle riding judge. Men and women race in separate divisions. Start time is based on last year’s finish time and order. The goal is to finish well for next year’s position.
The annual Dart Head will be held today hosted by the Dart Totnes Amateur Rowing Club. The 15 kilometer race will start up river from Dartmouth to Totnes.
The Derby Really Small Boats Head in the West Midlands Region hosted by the Derby Rowing Club. The Derby Really Small Boats Regatta was rescheduled from the original April 13 date.
And 2016 World Cup continues today with the semifinals in Varese, Italy organized by the Comitato Organizzatore dei Campionati finishing with tomorrow’s finals. For live feed check HERE
Whew! That my friend, is a lot of rowing. Good luck to all.