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:
- Chisago Boat Club
- Des Moines Rowing Club
- Des Moines Rowing Club Juniors
- Lake Leelanau Rowing Club
- Long Lake Rowing Club
- Minneapolis Rowing Club
- Minnesota Boat Club
- Paddlesculpt Race Team
- Rochester Rowing Club of Minnesota
- St. Croix Rowing Club
- Thunder Bay Rowing Club
- Twin Cities Youth Rowing
- University of Iowa Recreational Services
- USR Development Camp - University of Minnesota
- Washington County Sculling Association
- Y Quad Cities Rowing