ACRA Henley

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ACRA Henley Information


This regatta is being held in Nashville on Sunday, May 14th and Monday, May 15th.  The regatta is being formed by a group of coaches and programs who are interested in accomplishing the following:

 1. Provide a racing opportunity that takes place between SIRA and ACRA

2. Provide a championship race in May for crews who have historically finished their season at SIRA

3. Provide a regatta with guaranteed multiple racing opportunities (with a target of 3 races per crew)

4. Provide an affordable regatta (see anticipated costs below)

 Date and Location

The event will take place on Sunday, May 14th and Monday, May 15th on the Cumberland River in Nashville, TN.  The course will be open for practice on Saturday, May 13th from 12pm to 6pm.  The trailers will stage in the Tennessee Titans’ stadium parking lots.

 Course and Format

The course will be on a 2,000 meter straight stretch of the Cumberland River in the heart of downtown Nashville, in between the center of downtown and the Tennessee Titans Stadium.  The format will be dual races with the potential for round robin, bracket style and other dual racing formats.  Events will be seeded either by previous race results through the last week of April or through a time trial (depending on the number of entries in that event).  Each event will have losers brackets as the progression advances, guaranteeing all boats multiple races.   We will have flexibility with the formatting to ensure competitive racing with logical progressions based on performance and number of entries.  


There are several affordable hotels within 15-25 minutes of the race site.  For those crews who are interested, you can also stay at the Vanderbilt gym on Saturday and Sunday evenings.  The cost is $5 per rower for the entire stay.  The gym is 3 miles from the course.

Shirt Betting

Shirt betting will be expected of all programs.


We will have a minimum of the following events.  If there are events with low entries, we can combine those with similar events, which will give those boats quality racing, especially with the time trial and/or bracket style progression (example, if minimal JV 8s enter, then we would place your JV into the varsity 8 time trial/bracket).

Men: Varsity 8, JV 8, Varsity 4, Varsity 2-, Varsity 2x, Varsity 1x, Novice 8, Novice 4, Lightweight 4

Women: Varsity 8, JV 8, Varsity 4, Varsity 2-, Varsity 2x, Varsity 1x, Novice 8, Novice 4, Lightweight 4

Committed Programs

Florida, Georgia, Tulane, Vanderbilt, WashU, Murray State, Alabama, Northwestern State, Illinois, Xavier, Liberty, Carnegie Mellon, IUPUI, Kansas State

Some of the Known Interested Programs to date

Texas A&M, Florida State, Central Florida, University of Tennessee, College of Charleston, University of South Florida and several other Southeast, Midwest and Plains programs

Contact Jon Miller
Phone Please contact regatta via email
Chief Referee Not yet posted
Juniors No
High School No
Middle School No
Collegiate Yes
Open No
Masters No
Elite No
Para No
Inclusion No
Entry Fees (USD)