Rookie Regatta – Saturday, August 13, 2013



The 2013 Schuylkill River Rookie Regatta hosted by Penn AC Rowing Association will be held the morning of Saturday, August 10th from 9 AM – 12  NOON.

This Regatta is open to Masters Rowers who have been rowing for less than 5 seasons or, if rowing longer, have never raced.  Our goal is to provide novice rowers with limited experience or no competitive experience a chance to race in a less pressured environment. Masters who started rowing as recent as this year are encouraged to compete.  Starts are “rower friendly” and referees will assist rowers with protocol and staying in their lanes.  The atmosphere is “learning oriented” and created for the novice rower to get racing experience.

The Rookie Regatta offers races for:

  • Singles (recreational and competitive)
  • Doubles – men’s and woman’s
  • Mixed doubles, quads
  • Eights
  • And more based on interest

Races will be held with a minimum of two entries.  Age-based time handicaps will be applied at the start and younger racers will start after older competitors.

All races are 1000 M on the race course.

Once entries are received, the order of races will be adjusted allowing those who want to compete in more than one event to do so.

Entry fees:

Single $25; Double $40; Quad $60;  Eight $80

Checks should be made payable to Penn AC Rowing Association accompanied by the entry form (one for each event) and the Penn AC Release of Liability signed by all competitors.

Rookie Regatta Frequently Asked Questions

Rookie Regatta Entry Form 2013


Mail entry forms, checks and Penn AC Release to: Diane O’Brien, 942 Roanoke Ave., Elkins Park, PA  19027  no later than – new deadline – Friday, July 26th.

Race schedule will be posted at on Friday, August 9th.

Check-in begins at Penn AC, #12, Boathouse Row at 7:30 AM on the day of the race.

For more information, contact Diane O’Brien @ 215-534-1151  diane.o’