Attending Away Regattas
Each year, WRRA sends competitive men’s and women’s crews to as many as a dozen away regattas during the spring, summer and fall. Competing against other club crews can be a rewarding experience and a great way to test your skills as a rower. Away regatta participation is open to any WRRA member with more than one year of rowing experience and Head Coach recommendation.
Some important things to keep in mind in deciding to participate in away regattas:
- Team Considerations – WRRA travels as a team and rowers support their teammates by participating in mandatory boat rigging and de-rigging and loading and unloading of the trailer. This usually takes place on Thursday evenings prior to a regatta and on Sunday morning or Monday evenings afterwards.
- Time Considerations – Away regattas often start early in the morning and may necessitate an overnight stay in the city where the regatta is being held. Time devoted to rigging/de-rigging and loading/unloading should also be considered.
- Cost Considerations – Regatta participants can expect to pay a fee to WRRA that covers boat entry fees and your portion of the cost of transporting shells (truck rental & gas) to and from the event. Additional costs may include your own travel expenses (transportation, food and lodging), coxswain expenses, the cost of a team jersey, etc.
Tentative 2012 Regatta Schedule
(events with recreational-level races in BOLD text)
May 26, 2012 – Pittsford Regatta, Pittsford, NY – Results
June 16, 2012 – Midwest Masters Sprints, Columbus, OH – Results
June 29 – July 1 – Independence Day Regatta, Philadelphia, PA – Results
July 15, 2012 – ROWONTARIO Masters Championship, Welland, Ontario – Results
July 21, 2012 – Michigan Club Invitational, Ann Arbor, MI – Results
August 5, 2012 – Canadian Henley, St. Catharines, Ontario – Results
August 8-12, 2012 – USRowing Masters Nationals, Worcester, MA – Results
September 15-16, 2012 – Head of the Cuyahoga / USRowing Masters Head Race National Championship, Cleveland, OH – HOTC Results / MNHR Results
October 6, 2012 – Head of the Ohio, Pittsburgh, PA – Results
October 13, 2012 – Speakmon Memorial Regatta, Columbus, OH – Results
October 20-21, 2012 – Head of the Charles, Cambridge, MA* - Results
November 3-4, 2012 – Head of the Hooch, Chattanooga, TN – Results
*selection of attendees per WRRA protocol/bid process
If you have any questions or are interested in participating in away Regattas contact: