Speakmon Memorial Regatta

  • Hosted By Greater Columbus Rowing Association
  • USRowing Registered


Greater Columbus Rowing Association is excited to host the Jack Speakmon Memorial Regatta on Sunday, October 28th, once again in association with the Blake Haxton Invitational Regatta to bring you two days of racing on the spectacular Griggs Reservoir.  Come for the fall colors and stay for the competition!  

Returning from 2017

  • HereNow timing for increased accuracy and speed for results.
  • Adaptive athletes will participate in mid-day events on a shortened course lined with spectators.
  • Hospitality tent - $40 gets you all-day access to warmth, comfort, food and goodies courtesy of GCRA volunteers.  Catered by Mazah Mediterranean EateryHospitality tent information here!
  • Henley-style starts 
  • Costumed rows welcome!
  • Medals for 1st through 3rd places
  • Vendors Row
  • Food Trucks 

New for 2018

  • Lightweight events
    • The weight limits are as follows:
      Men: 160; Women: 130
      There are no official weigh-ins at this regatta. It is on the honor system 
  • Hydration stations!


Please assist us un reducing land fill

and bring your water bottles to be

refilled at our water stations!




We hope to see your rowers, coaches, and supporters here on October 28th to showcase the great rowing venue that GCRA and Upper Arlington Crew get to enjoy everyday. Our goal is to provide you with the best fall racing experience in the Midwest!  Please contact our Regatta Director at gcraregattadirector@gmail.com with any questions or special needs.  


See you on the water!


Sarah R. Stafford

President, GCRA 2018

Laurie A. Gunzelman

Speakmon Regatta Director 2018



Website http://www.columbusrowing.org
Host/LOC Greater Columbus Rowing Association
Contact GCRA Regatta Director
Email gcraregattadirector@gmail.com
Phone 614-203-5252
Sanctioned By
Chief Referee Gregory Harris
Juniors Yes
HS/Scholastic Yes
Collegiate No
Open Yes
Masters Yes
Elite No
Adaptive Yes
Inclusion No
Entry Fees (USD)
Fee cap: $1,000.00 per club

Note: to receive the fee cap all entries must be submitted under one account per club
Max entries 500 entries. This venue has a restriction on how many entries are permitted. Registration is closed when this cap is reach ( or the deadline passes, whichever occurs first.)