Occoquan Memorial Sprints

  • Jul 7, 2024
  • sprint
  • Fairfax Station, VA (USA)
  • Hosted By: Occoquan Boat Club

Occoquan Boat Club (OBC) welcomes you to the 2024 Occoquan Memorial Sprints Regatta (OMS)

Net proceeds from OMS go to the Julia Shew Scholarship Fund administered by OBC.  Over the years this fund has awarded over $108,000 to several hundred deserving rowers/coxes that practice on the Occoquan Reservoir. If you are unable to participate in this year’s regatta and would like to be a part of this worthwhile endeavor, please consider making a donation to the fund.

All races will be 1000 meters on the fully buoyed 6 lane course. We will be using a start platform and start tower. Timing results will be immediately available on-line. Enjoy a complimentary ice cream treat after your race.

The schedule is designed to allow athletes to race multiple times if they so chose with adequate time for relaxed logistics.  The timeframe/race schedule for will be similar to past years, with a start time for the first race at 7:30 AM and the finish time likely between 2 and 3 PM to avoid afternoon thunderstorms.

OMS has always tried to avoid handicapping events and will continue to group Masters entries in a way to minimize it. We will not group Junior or Open events with Masters. We may separate younger and older Masters into separate races to avoid large handicap spreads. In order for an event to be held there must be a minimum of two entries before the registration closes. All Masters races will have one winner even if there are multiple age groups in the race. US Rowing age handicap standards will be used.  To optimize schedule and lane usage, multiple events with low entries may be run on the course concurrently (e.g. Event x with 2 entries and Event y with 2 entries) but will be ranked an awarded separately.  Races will be officiated by local coaches who are familiar with the site.

Lineups – Lineups are required. Masters lineups are required to enable accurate handicapping. Additionally, we pay the park a usage fee per event participant so please make sure your lineups reflect the actual participants.

All parking for OMS is on-site and costs $10 per car.  There is no shuttle to the grandstand for this event.

The course will be available for practice the day before OMS with the parking lots open for trailers and cartoppers as well until 8PM when the park is locked.

All payments are due at registration.  There will be no refunds for scratches or event cancellation.

We hope your rowing is going well and look forward to your attendance at OMS-24. If you have questions, please send them to [email protected].

Website https://www.rowobc.org/regattas-camps/oms
Contact Regatta Director
Email [email protected]
Phone Please contact regatta via email
Chief Referee Not yet posted
Juniors Yes
High School No
Middle School No
Collegiate No
Open Yes
Masters Yes
Elite No
Para No
Inclusion No
Entry Fees (USD)
Standard Cost Late Cost
1x $40.00 $50.00
2x, 2- $70.00 $80.00
4x, 4+, 4- $120.00 $140.00
8+ $180.00 $200.00
Plus taxes if applicable