National rowing event coming to Augusta

By: Staff
By: Staff

Thursday, February 27, 2014

Augusta, Ga--USRowing is pleased to announce the 2014 USRowing Masters National Head Race Championship, hosted by Augusta Rowing Club and the Augusta Sports Council, will be held Sunday, November 9, 2014, in Augusta, Ga.

Now in its third year, the event is expected to draw hundreds of masters competitors to the Savannah River in sweep and sculling competition. The race runs downstream on a 5,000-meter course on the Savannah River with the start line at Hammond's Ferry and the finish line just past the Boathouse.

"This year's event will feature a full compliment of boat classes for all age groups, including the quad and some lightweight events,” said USRowing Events Manager A.J. Dominique. "The Savannah River provides a great opportunity for spectators to enjoy the regatta as well, with Harper's Ferry at the start and a river walk that follows the course through downtown Augusta. The Augusta Rowing Club boathouse near the finish line will provide great hospitality viewing opportunities. Masters competitors will love Augusta. It's a compact downtown area, with a growing number of local restaurants serving up some of the type of food the south is known for."

The USRowing Masters National Head race Championship will be held in conjunction with the 18th annual Head of the South (HOTS) Regatta, scheduled for Saturday, November 8, 2014. Last year, the HOTS drew more than 1,600 participants from over fifty rowing clubs throughout the United States in collegiate, masters and open categories.

George J. Fry, Jr., Director of Development of the Augusta Rowing Club, says, “We are thrilled to host this USRowing National Championship event. The timing is amazing. It will happen on the 30th Anniversary of the founding of the modern-day Augusta Rowing Club in 1984, and it will mark 20 years since we last hosted a USRowing Championship event.”

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