2018 Regatta Information

Regattas are a fun part of LLRCrew! Racing is not mandatory but provides a fun team building experience.

  • Regattas are an additional expense that are not covered by program registration fees.
  • Regatta Bills will be emailed within 2 weeks of a regatta (includes regatta entry fees, rental truck to haul boats, gas, coaches' hotels, and race day food for the team participants )
  • Payment of Regatta Bills is due within 2 weeks of receiving your invoice. Not paying fees in a timely manner may prevent a rower from being able to compete in an upcoming regatta.

Below are tentative dates for 2018 Regattas (Spring/Summer Sprints Season and Fall Head Season):


2018 FALL REGATTA SEASON- Head Races~ 5 Km.

SEP 16 DEATH ROW (Duluth, MN)
**OPTIONAL (Coach Approval Required)**
NOTE: Wayzata High School, Minnetonka High School, & Benilde-St. Margaret’s Homecoming Dances are all on SAT 29th SEP 2018.

Hilton Des Moines Downtown (Brand New Hotel Opening MAR 2018)
435 Park Street, Des Moines, IA 50309
• Rooms Available: 10x Standard Room-2 Queen Beds
• Room Rate: $139 single/double; $154 triple; $169 quad (on-site restaurant)
• Check-in: FRI 28th SEP; Checkout: SAT 29th SEP
• Call 515-241-1456; ask for Long Lake Rowing Crew
• Block Reservation Cut-off Date: THUR 29th AUG 2018

Holiday Inn Downtown at Mercy Campus
1050 6th Avenue, Des Moines, IA 50314
• Rooms Available: 20x 2-Double Beds
• Room Rate: $109 USD/night (on-site restaurant)
• Check-in: FRI 28th SEP; Checkout: SAT 29th SEP
• Call 515-283-0151; ask for Long Lake Rowing Crew
• Block Reservation Cut-off Date: FRI 7th SEP 2018
OCT 6 Head of the Mississippi (Minneapolis, MN)
NOTE: Orono High School Homecoming Dance is on SAT 6th OCT 2018. Regatta typically is finished by 5pm
OCT 14 HEAD OF THE ROCK (Rockford, IL)
Fairfield Inn & Suites by Marriott Rockford
7651 Walton St, Rockford, IL 61108
• Rooms Available: 15x Queen/Queen and 5x King
• Room Rate: $119 USD/night (includes free breakfast)
• Check-in: SAT 13th OCT; Checkout: SUN 14th OCT
• Call 815-398-7400; ask for Long Lake Rowing Crew
• Block Reservation Cut-off Date: WED 12th SEP 2018

OCT 20-21 HEAD OF THE CHARLES (Boston, MA)-The Head of the Charles Regatta operates a lottery style entry, which means there are no guaranteed entries UNLESS a rower qualified the previous year for automatic entry.


Helpful INFO & LLRC Travel Policies

  1.  Permission Form for minors travelling with non parents :Blank_Perm_to_Trvl_wMinors_Letter-2
  2.  Regatta Survival Guide

Regatta fees are in addition to LLRCrew membership and Program fees.  Regatta expenses are shared among participating rowers (gas/vehicle to haul boats to regatta venue, hotel expenses for coach’s room, regatta entry fees, race day lunches and snacks).

Rowers and their families are responsible for their own travel to/from regattas as well as hotel arrangements/expenses.

All junior rowers must be accompanied by a responsible adult. Designated chaperone family must be communicated to Jr. Coordinator .

Junior Rowers 18 years old and younger are not allowed to drive themselves to an "away" regattta

LLRCrew reserves a block of rooms for all away regattas for rowers and their families.  Details will be communicated on LLRCrew website.  Regatta payments will be billed out after each regatta. All membership and program fees must be paid prior to participating in any regattas.