Regattas

GCRA hosts two major regattas annually: the Midwest Masters Sprints (MMS) and the Speakmon Memorial Regatta.  Both regattas are held at Griggs Reservoir on the Scioto River in Columbus, Ohio.  The location is one of the best rowing venues in the Midwest.  Both regattas feature quality competition from the regional area.

Midwest Masters Sprints (MMS)
Due to park construction, MMS will not be held in Columbus this year.  We are grateful that Toledo Rowing Club has graciously offered to host the event for the 2015 season. It will take place on the Maumee River, on the previously scheduled date of June 13th, 2015. Registration info will appear on Regatta Central, or contact Kristina Latta with questions.

Speakmon Memorial Regatta
Date: 10/10/2015
Type: Head Race
Length: 2.8 miles / 4507 meters
Location: Griggs Reservoir, from Hayden Run Bridge to Fishinger Bridge, Columbus, Ohio

The Speakmon Memorial regatta has become one of the most popular and challenging fall rowing events in the Midwest.  The course curves along the natural riverscape of the Scioto River, set against a multi-paletted backdrop of fall foliage.  With walking paths along the river's edge for multiple observation opportunities, the Speakmon is both a participant and spectator's delight.  Highlights include:
  • Collegiate category for NCAA compliance
  • Mixed categories shall be defined as no less than 50% women, Coxswains may be of either gender
  • All entries must be made online using Regatta Central
  • Masters AA category rowers can row in masters events (as long as boats average 27)
  • 2.8 miles head-style competition for oarswomen and oarsmen
  • Singles, doubles, pairs, quads, fours and eights events
  • Adaptive, Collegiate, Junior, HS/Scholastic, Open, Masters, Lightweight and Novice events
  • Event times listed are for planning purposes only.  A final event schedule will be issued to all crews once the entry window closes.  However, the event schedule will not be compressed closer than those times listed in the event schedule.
  • US Rowing registered regatta.
Updated information and Registration for the Speakmon Memorial Regatta is available through Regatta Central.  The regatta is a US Rowing registered regatta.
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