Speakmon Memorial Regatta

  • Hosted By: Greater Columbus Rowing Association
  • 2018 Registered Regatta

HERENOW is live!!!  click link for latest race heatsheets and schedule

UPDATE 10/26

Hospitality tent tickets are to be picked up at the front door of the tent when you arrive.

UPDATE 10/25

Registration, FIrst Aid and Volunteer Check in will be at Latshutka Building this year - For SPEAKMON Only

ALL BUSES must drop their athletes at Nottingham Entrance.  NO BUSES to enter at Griggs Entrance.  Athletes to walk south to tent city and Boat trailer parking and Lay down area.

Boat Trailor Parking contact: 

 Kristina Hallof   

[email protected]


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 [email protected] 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
Contact GCRA Regatta Director
Email [email protected]
Phone 614-203-5252
Sanctioned by  
Chief Referee Gregory Harris
Juniors Yes
High School Yes
Middle School No
Collegiate No
Open Yes
Masters Yes
Elite No
Para 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.)