Long Lake Hosts International Regatta this Weekend

Well over a dozen clubs from throughout the Midwest and from as far away as Ontario will be in Long Lake this weekend for two-day regatta.

The Long Lake Rowing Club will host the Minneapolis Sprints International Regatta this weekend, with over 250 entries from 16 different rowing clubs expected to participate.  

Thunder Bay, Ontario, will participate this year, marking it as an “international” regatta. There will be events for novice, masters and open divisions for both adults and juniors. In all, 43 events will be rowed this Saturday, June 16, starting  at 7:30 a.m.—launching from Nelson Beach on the West end of Long Lake.   

Sunday’s 19 events will also begin at 7:30 a.m. but will be exclusively junior races. There will be 2,000 meter, 1,000 meter and 500 meter races for single sculls, doubles and quads.  

Refreshments and concessions will be hosted by local Co-op, Harvest Moon, and other local sponsors will be on hand to support this community event.  

"We held a very successful inaugural regatta last year on Long Lake and had just under 100 entries," Commodore Todd Wilson said. “This year, the word has spread in the rowing community about the 'Friendly People and Friendly Water' of Long Lake and, entries have more than doubled. This means a lot to the future of Long Lake, and we hope to build a strong sense of community and collaboration here.” 

To volunteer or for more information, visit the Long Lake Rowing Club's website.

Clubs expected to participate at this weekend's Minneapolis Sprints International Regatta on Long Lake:


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