Okie O'Connor Hot Head Regatta

  • Hosted By Tempe Town Lake Rowing

About Tempe Town Lake

Tempe Town Lake is a man-made body of water located on the northern edge of downtown Tempe. The lake is two miles long and between 200 and 240 meters wide. There is a new hydraulic dam at the West end of the lake, and it is a perfect venue for head-style racing.  

The race course starts on the south side of the lake, with crews racing east and executing a 180-degree turn at the East end. The racers, now heading west, must negotiate one more bridge as they race past the SRP Town Lake Marina toward the finish. With a total of 5 bridge overpasses, the race course is not only scenic, but challenging for coxswains and steersmen alike. 

The event headquarters is at the SRP Town Lake Marina, home of the Tempe Town Lake Rowing and Paddling Club. This location is where teams will have plenty of room to store their trailers and spread their equipment out on the grassy knoll along the lake. In addition, it offers clear views of the race course, as all racers will pass the marina twice on the out and back course. Tempe Town Lake and the SRP Marina are truly jewels in the desert.

Event T- Shirts: As is tradition, the official regatta shirts will honor Okie, and other merchandise will be available.

Click on links below for a map of the course and the layout of the regatta.

2015 Race Course Map and Traffic Pattern (.pdf file)

Regatta Layout - Land Map (.pdf file)

Directions to SRP Tempe Town Lake Marina