2012 James River Regatta COMPETED IN
SATURDAY, APRIL 14, 2012
With plenty of viewing room along the James River, the free event features high school athletes from Virginia and will begin at 9 a.m. at Robious Landing Park behind James River High School. In past years, many high school teams competed including: James River Crew, River City Crew, Cox Crew, St. Margaret's Crew, Mt. Vernon Crew, and Princess Anne Crew.
Both boys and girls varsity and novice crews row four- and eight-man shells in sprint races covering 1,500 meters, a metric mile. The eight-man shells that are familiar from Olympic competition are an amazing 60 feet long, and each rower handles a 13-foot-long sweep. The fragile looking shells weigh only 200 pounds but can safely support three quarters of a ton of weight.
The physicality and conditioning required to sprint/row a mile is obvious, but it is combining the physical demands with coordinated teamwork that is the most difficult.
Let Coach O'Rourke know as soon as possible if you are unable to attend any scheduled regatta!
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
EVSRA regattas at Lake Whitehurst are conducted from a dedicated rowing site in the Norfolk Botanical Garden. Directions
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
Tom O'RourkeExecutive Director
& Head Coach
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