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.
3/29 - EVSRA (Norfolk)
4/12 - JR Sprints (Robious)
4/19 - Beaverdam (Loudon Cty.)
5/3 - Mathews
5/10-11 - Mid Atlantic Regionals (Not all rowers)
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
River City Crew had 7 firsts, 10 seconds and 1 third of 18 boats entered at the James River Regatta! Race Results
River City Crew placed well at the HOTO! Full Race Results
Tom O'RourkeExecutive Director
& Head Coach
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