OIR rowers regularly participate in a number of regattas. Regatta is rowing speak for racing events.

Typically regattas in the fall season are longer races called “head races” which are usually over 5,000 meters. While the races in the spring are shorter sprints in the range of 1,000 meters to 2,000 meters. The head races are ‘time trials’ where successive racers start about 20 seconds apart and the winner is the fastest over the course. The sprint are usually buoyed courses with 5 to 10 lanes of racers rowing together and all starting together under starters orders.

Spring Regattas:

Fall Regattas:

Other Regattas we do not regularly attend that happen in the NW: