2012 Occoquan Challenge COMPETED IN
SUNDAY, OCTOBER 7, 2012
The Occoquan Challenge is rowed on a three mile (5000 meter) course on the Occoquan Reservoir in Fairfax, Virginia. Unlike any other head race currently held in the United States. The Occoquan Reservoir at Sandy Run Park provides rowers with some of the best racing conditions in the world.
Held on Sunday, October 7, 2012 from 10:00AM-3:00PM, the Occoquan Challenge is not a stake race, or a stop-and-go course, this race allows competitors to race flat out on a fully buoyed course with several challenging turns. Both the start and finish are at the same location!
Additionally, the schedule format and design of race course gives competitors the opportunity to race several times and easily enter and exit the river. Competitors who break any course record receive a free entry until their record is broken. Every event winner receives a custom medal and many events have trophies.
PLANNED SPRING REGATTASPlanned Regatta Schedule:
- 3/28 EVSRA (Norfolk) - Competitive only
- 4/4 Small Mathews (Mathews, Va.) - Whole team
- 4/11 James River Regatta (Home) - Whole Team
- 4/18 EVSRA - Competitive only
- 5/2 Big Mathews - Whole Team
- 5/9 & 5/10 Mid Atlantic Regionals (Mercer Lake, N.J.) - Competitive / only select boats
- 6/12-6/14 USRowing Youth Nationals - Only qualifying boats
Let Coach O'Rourke know as soon as possible if you are unable to attend any scheduled regatta!
EVSRA regattas at Lake Whitehurst are conducted from a dedicated rowing site in the Norfolk Botanical Garden. Directions
Matthews Regattas are held at Williams Wharf located at
1070 Williams Wharf Rd. Mathews, Virginia 23109
Info & Directions for Williams Wharf
Beaver Dam regattas are located at Brambleton Regional Park in Loudoun County
42507 Mt. Hope Road Ashburn, Virginia 20148 details
Occoquan regattas are located at Sandy Run Regional Park
10450 Van Thompson Road Fairfax Station, Virginia 22039 Info & Directions for Sandy Run
River City Crew had 18 boats entered at the James River regatta!
Full Race Results
The following handbook provides practical information, general guidelines and expectations about the River City Crew rowing program. Download Handbook
Tom O'RourkeExecutive Director
& Head Coach
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