February 19, 2016

Oyster Reef Regatta

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Hosted by:  EVSRA

Contact:  dpthomson@cox.net

Regatta Overview:  The 5th annual Oyster Reef Regatta (ORR) will be held on the Lafayette River at Robertson Rowing Center in Norfolk Virginia on Sunday, October 8, 2017. ORR is a 5000m headrace offering events in all age categories. The regatta is becoming increasingly popular for many rowers as a “kick-off” regatta for the Fall headrace season and offers a competitive venue for both seasoned and novice rowers.   ORR is open to all rowers, both members and non-members of EVSRA. It will include both sweep and sculling events and is open to singles, doubles, quads, fours and eights in high school, collegiate, open, masters and veterans age categories (events listed below).


Schedule: The regatta site opens at 6:00 AM and check-in is at the Regatta Office Tent.  Coaches meeting will be at 7:30AM and the Coxswains meeting will follow.  The first event is at 9:00 AM.

Registration:   Register on Ronin – Registration deadline is Wednesday, October 4th.   The schedule will be posted on the EVSRA Facebook page and website.

Registration Fees:

  • Eights $65
  • Fours/Quads $45
  • Doubles/Pairs $30
  • Singles $20

Waiver Instructions: All rowers who have not signed the 2017 EVSRA waiver form must do so. Download the EVSRA waiver here.

Trailers and Parking: Please email dpthomson@cox.net with your trailer information by October 4th.   Trailer parking, tents, tables, boat rigging can be set-up in designated area.  There is a park restriction on the size of tents:  maximum size is 10×10. There are several options for vehicle parking at or near Lakewood Park. 

Spectators: Spectator areas will be noted on the course map.  There will be room at these areas for chairs, but not for large tents and tables as they’re on public right-of-way.

Directions:  From Interstate 64 take Tidewater Drive South.  About 1 mile, turn right onto Willow Wood Drive.  The entrance to Lakewood Park is @ two tenths of a mile on the right.  Turn into the Park and drive to the end where boathouses are located. 

Address:  1650 Willow Wood Drive, Norfolk , VA – MAP


  • Collegiate Women’s 8s
  • Collegiate Men’s 4s
  • Jr Men’s 4s
  • Jr Women’s 8s
  • Masters Women’s 8s
  • Masters Men’s 8s
  • Collegiate Men’s 8s
  • Collegiate Women’s 4s
  • Jr Men’s 8s
  • Jr Women’s 4s
  • Masters Women’s 4s
  • Masters Men’s 4s
  • Quads, all levels
  • 1x and 2x, all levels
  • Mixed Boats, all levels

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