Sunday May 25, 2014
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Section: General
ACRA NATIONAL ROWING CHAMPIONSHIP RETURNS TO LAKE LANIER OLYMPIC VENUE FOR 4TH CONSECUTIVE YEAR ON SATURDAY MAY 24TH & SUNDAY MAY 25TH

When: May 25, 2014
08:00 AM to 05:00 PM
Where: Olympic Rowing Venue Clarks Bridge Park
Phone: 7702872648
Address: Clarks Bridge Park 3105 Clarks Bridge Road
Gainesville, GA 30506
URL: http://www.lakelanierrowing.org/
Ages: none
Cost: The event is free to all spectators. The parking f

Description: WHAT: The American Collegiate Rowing Association (ACRA) National Championship Regatta will be held for the fourth year in a row at the Olympic venue in Gainesville. Collegiate rowing teams from over 56 institutions, represented by over 1,600 athletes from all over the country will compete for honors in individual events as well as overall team trophies. WHEN: Saturda y, May 24 – 8 am to 5 pm & Sunday May 25 – 8 am to 2 pm WHERE: Lake Lanier Olympic Center at Clarks Bridge Park, 3105 Clarks Bridge Road, Gainesville, Georgia WHY: The Lake Lanier Rowing Club was founded as a non-profit organization to promote the sport of rowing in Northeast Georgia for the full spectrum of potential participants – novice to elite and for all ages. The Club also seeks to fulfill the legacy of the Olympics. HOW: The event is free to all spectators. The parking fee is $10. THE VISUAL: Virtually every inch of Clarks Bridge Park will be covered by racing boats, team trailers, and team tents. Over 1,600 athletes, representing over 56 colleges from all over the country, will compete. ABOUT LAKE LANIER ROWING CLUB: The Club was formed in 1993 to provide opportunities for the community to be able to come together and enjoy the sport of rowing. After the Olympics were held on Lake Lanier in 1996, the rowing club leased the facility used for the Olympics to house its programs. This great opportunity also came with an important responsibility – to fulfill the legacy of the Olympics, which it meets in part by hosting national, regional, or local regattas. Another way of promoting the sport, is by having hundreds of college athletes row out of the boathouse from January to March each year as part of their winter/spring break training. Each group stays at least one week, sleeping at area hotels and eating in the restaurants. The Club believes that this type of activity is a huge economic boost for the community. The club has active areas of programs for adults and students including weekly training sessions. Learn to Row classes, which teach newcomers the sport, are offered throughout the year. ABOUT ACRA: The membership of the Association is made up of university and college club rowing teams, and junior college and community college teams (both men and women) that are not eligible through their institutions’ athletic department for the NCAA or IRA Championship. FOR INFO: Visit LLRC web site at www.lakelanierrowing.org or call the club office at 770-287-0077 for more information. The local organizing committee regatta director is Henry Kannapell hnk@cs.stanford.edu Cell - 678-617-0122 The registrar for the regatta is Peter Hanlon - dp8609@gmail.com The ACRA regatta director (or competition director) is Desmond Stahl Desmond.Stahl@essr.ucsb.ed u


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