USRowing Youth National Championship

  • Hosted By: USRowing
  • 2016 Owned Regatta

Team Tents

In an effort to plan the operations and layout of the venue for the team tent space for the USRowing Youth Championship Regatta, Atomic Rowing will provide a Team Tent Reservation Service for visiting teams. We will have two areas to place team tents the “Causeway” and the “Point”.

Tent Reservations

The Causeway will be the location of the vendors, awards stage and most activity on the venue. Atomic Rowing will supply all team tents in this area and will be installed on Wednesday prior to the event. Tent Reservation Deadline: June 6, 2012 12:00 p.m. Local Time, Walk-up Deadline: June 7, 2012 12:00 p.m. Local Time. All spaces are 20 feet wide and vary in depth. The reservations and payment for tents in this area will be made through Regatta Central. A guaranteed tent and location within walking distance to boat trailers, parking, vendors and waterfront will be provided for club usage during the event.


The “Point” is located near the finish tower. This area is for teams that are providing their own tents that choose not to reserve a space. Teams may set up or otherwise block off a spot on the point starting at 11:00 a.m. on Thursday. This area is available on a first come bases. Be courteous to others by not taking more space than you need. We ask that you not set aside large spaces and/or set aside parking spaces. Colored plastic tape may be used to mark off an area as long as the tape does not cause a hazard for pedestrians.

Prices for the space reservation are as follows:



Preorder Price

Walk-up Price

• Reserved space w/ no tent




• Reserved space w/ S tent

10’ x 10’



• Reserved space w/ M tent

10’ x 20’



• Reserved space w/ L tent

20’ x 20’



• Reserved space w/ XL tent

20’ x 30’






ORRA and Atomic Rowing appreciate your cooperation in observing these rules.

  • Teams are not permitted to set up tents or awnings over open flame unless the tent meets fire safety standards.
  • Cooking is limited to gas grills only. Use of charcoal is prohibited.
  • Grills should be set up away from, or protected from, pedestrian traffic and flammable materials.
  • Grills must be monitored at all times.
  • Extinguish all flames before leaving your area.
  • Do not dump cooking oil on the venue.
  • Teams are required to have a fire extinguisher in their cooking area.
  • No electricity will be provided for team tents.
  • Gasoline-powered generators are strictly prohibited; they create noise and fumes that are disturbing to others.
  • The use of spikes or stakes to secure your tent is prohibited anywhere on the venue. Sandbags or other dead weight are permitted, but please do NOT dump the sand out onto in the grass area. Electrocution is a potential hazard due to high power lines buried all along the venue.
  • Please do not block sidewalks or entrances/exits to buildings with tailgating supplies and tents.
  • No sound systems utilizing loud amplification or sound boards will be allowed on the venue. No excessive loud music will be allowed. The Regatta Staff will have sole discretion in determining if the overall volume level of other sound systems are appropriate.
  • Any items not collected by their owners by the time they leave the venue will be considered abandoned.
  • No vehicles or booster trailers will be allowed on the grass.
  • If a tent is left unattended, the frame should be kept as low to the ground as possible to prevent vandalism and damage by the weather.
  • As a reminder, in an effort to keep the Melton Lake Park beautiful, all team tents must have their tents, grills, tables, etc., cleaned up and removed from the grounds by the time the last trailer leaves the venue on the day after racing ends(usually Sunday). As with our current policy, all tents and other items (excluding those placed for official venue functions) must be removed by the stated deadline or they will be considered abandoned and subject to collection by ORRA.
  • Pets are permitted in Melton Lake Park. Pets must be crated, caged or upon a leash not longer than 6 feet or otherwise under physical restrictive control at all times. Pet owners are required to pick up after their pets and properly dispose of their droppings. Pets should not be left unattended.
  • Hay and straw (if needed) will not be supplied by ORRA or Atomic. Use of hay and straw is not permitted as this material can contain destructive insects and bacteria that is harmful to the soil and grass on the venue.
  • During inclement weather, we recommend you look for a grassy area where no lying water exists. If that is not possible, straw or hay may be placed in your immediate area but is your responsibility to clean up the straw or hay immediately upon leaving. A roll of indoor/outdoor carpeting may be equally suitable for mud control and is easily rolled up after use.
  • The pavilion located in the park near the playground is intended as an open access structure for non-scheduled activities. Programs that require use of the pavilion for large groups are required to contact the City of Oak Ridge to reserve the structure for a fee.