37th Annual Chicago Sprints

  • Jul 7, 2017 To Jul 9, 2017
  • sprint
  • 1000
  • Chicago, IL (USA)
  • Hosted By Lincoln Park Boat Club
  • 2017 Registered Regatta

Chicago Sprints Starts Today!

July 7, 2017

Welcome to the 37th annual Chicago Sprints regatta, featuring three days of racing between 39 clubs, including teams from as far as Colorado, Pennsylvania, Texas, and even California and Oregon. 

Be sure to follow the race results on HereNow.com to see which clubs emerge victorious. In addition to the medals, trophies will be presented to the winners of the following events:

Women's Masters 4+, presented by Spiteful Brewing, Gold Sponsor of the Chicago Sprints
Men's Junior 4+, presented by Connamara Limited, Silver Sponsor of the Chicago Sprints
Women's Junior 8+, presented by William Blair, Silver Sponsor of the Chicago Sprints
Men's Masters 4+, presented by Lincoln Park Boat Club

This year we are pleased to announce that a Team Points Trophy will also be awarded to the most successful club at the Chicago Sprints. Details on points scoring can be found in the regatta program

We hope you enjoy a warm, sunny, and successful weekend of racing at the Lincoln Park Lagoon, attention... GO!

Less than 2 weeks until entries close!

June 11, 2017

The entries deadline is Friday 6/23 - less than two weeks away. Entries are filling up fast, but there are still some entries available. So far we have been able to accept every waitlist request, so don't be put off if you see the waitlist notice.

Payment for all entries is due on Friday 6/23. If you had a waitlist request accepted, a balance will be due on your regatta central account. Any unpaid entries will be scratched after the deadline. Please contact treasurer@lpboatclub.org if you have questions.

Clarification on Juniors age limits: Some of you notified us that the system was rejecting Juniors aged 19. Apologies for any confusion. The regatta does allow for Juniors rowers who are turning 19 during the year of their final year of highschool, per USRowing rules. We have clarified our language around Juniors eligibility, and also updated the registration settings to allow this.

Schedule posted!

April 28, 2017

The 2017 regatta schedule has been posted. Entries will open in mid-late May.

New in 2017: Friday Heats for Juniors

The 2017 regattas will run heats for Juniors (4+, 4x, 8+ only) on the Friday afternoon, starting at 2pm.

Junior 4+, 4x, 8+ Semis and Finals will run on Saturday afternoon. Junior Singles and Doubles will begin on Saturday morning.

This will create significant additional capacity for the remaining events at the regatta, particularly in the Masters events which were often oversubscribed in the past. The waitlist process will remain in place, but we are hoping that fewer entries end up on the waitlist this year.

We will evaluate the Friday expansion (and collect additional participant feedback from you) once the regatta is over, to assess how to improve the format of the Chicago Sprints future years.