USRowing Northwest Youth Championships

  • May 17, 2019 To May 19, 2019
  • sprint
  • Vancouer Lake
  • Vancouver, WA (USA)
  • Hosted By: USRowing
  • 2019 Owned Regatta

2019 Course Map (PDF)

2019 Park Layout (PDF)


2019 NW Youth Championships – VENUE GUIDELINES

Event Schedule

Wednesday May 15th:    Administrative Set Up Day

Thursday May 16th:          Team Set Up Day

Friday May 17th:                 Racing Day 1

Saturday May 18th:           Racing Day 2

Sunday May 19th:              Racing Day 3 & Tear Down


Park Hours & Parking Fees

Park Hours: The main entrance gate to the park will open at 5:45 am on Friday, Saturday, and Sunday mornings and will close at dusk.

Parking Fees: Parking fees are $2 for motorcycles, $3 for cars, $6 for cars with trailers. 2 & 3 day passes will be available for $6 and $9. The main entrance gate will be very congested on Friday and Saturday mornings. PLEASE BRING CASH AND HAVE PARKING FEE READY BEFORE YOU ARRIVE! Cash and credit will be accepted, but cash payment will be much quicker.

Bus Drop Off/Pick Up & Parking:Buses are not allowed to enter the park. Busses should drop off alongside the road outside of the park.  


Trailer Parking: Trailers must enter the park through the main entrance where the tollbooth is located. Parking fees are $6 for vehicles with trailers, and $3 for just the vehicle. Follow the Trailer Parking signs and take the road to the right, to the Trailer Parking lot entrance, where you will be issued a Trailer Parking Permit and directed to a spot.

Only vehicles with the Trailer Parking Permit will be allowed to enter this parking lot. The south exit from the parking lot will remain open throughout the regatta. However, the teeth will be up. Please do not try to enter the trailer lot through this entrance.

Trailer Arrival:  Trailers may arrive during the following times, when there will be a parking attendant available. If you arrive outside of these times the trailer gate will be locked. 

·       Wednesday May 15By appointment only.Contact Molly Evjen at

·       Thursday May 16, 12:00 pm - 8:00 pm 

·       Friday May 17, 6:00 am – 10:00 am

·       Saturday May 18, 6:00 am – 10:00 am

·       Sunday May 19, 6:00 am – 2:00 pm



Team Set Up

Team Set Up:New this year, the Regatta Directors will place all RENTED team tents. Please contact Kelly Moore at the Party Place to reserve your tent: kelly@thepartyplace.com503-548-4882.All tents 20’x20’ and larger up must be placed in the team tent area in the fields near the Eagle Shelter, there is not room in the park for larger tents to be with your boats. Teams may begin to set up equipment and supplies in the park Wednesday afternoon after 2:00 pm. Please be as compact with your boat storage space in the park as possible. Contact Molly Evjen at pvra.northwest@gmail.comor 503-367-1158 with any questions. NEXT YEAR in 2020 the Regatta Directors will stake out and designate boat and tent space for all teams, and team set up will only be on Thursday. More details to come this fall!


Park Guidelines

Park Security: Security will be provided at the park from 5:30 pm to 5:30 am on Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Saturday evenings. However, PVRA, USRowing, and regatta organizers will not be held responsible for lost, stolen, or damaged equipment. At the end of each day, be sure that food is stored away (critters come out at night!) and that tool boxes are locked up or stored out of the open.


Trash & Dumpsters: Please be sure to comb your team tent and boat areas for trash at the end of each day of the regatta, and deliver your trash to the large dumpsters in the parking lots (please do not overflow the small dumpsters in the park). Sand from coxswain’s sand weights should be returned to the beach at the end of racing. Teams that fail to clean up around their team tent and boat storage area will be assessed a park fine for not doing so.


Water:All available water spigots are potable. There is a water spigot available at the North Eagle Shelter and at the Food Vendor Area. Please be aware that, due to power outages, water might not be available at the venue.  Please bring backup water for your team in case of a power outage.


Pets: NO DOGS ARE ALLOWED IN THE PARK. From April through October, dogs are forbidden in the area of Vancouver Lake Park where we hold regattas. Regatta participants who violate this rule jeopardize future rowing events at the park. This rule will be strictly enforced. Please do not bring your dog or you will be asked to leave.


Vehicle Paths: Please drive only on marked roads. The Park STRICTLY PROHIBITS driving on the grass or the beach for ANY reason. All equipment must be carried from the parking lot – hand trucks are available to borrow at the Volunteer Tent. 


Bus Unloading/Loading:Buses are not allowed to enter the parking lot. Buses dropping off or picking up athletes should do so on the main road in the designated locations. Buses will also be allowed to park in the “Bus Parking Only” areas. Please obey the posted signage.


RV Parking and Camping: All RVs must park in the overflow lot.Overnight camping in the park is strictly PROHIBTED, either in tents or RVs. Please do not contact the city or county to obtain special use permits. Park employees will patrol the park at night and anyone found camping or staying in an RV overnight will be asked to leave.


Irrigation: The Park maintains a regular irrigation schedule for all grass areas. The sprinklers may be turned on any evening during the regatta. Put away anything that might be damaged by getting wet.


Oar Corral: There is not ample space on the beach to leave oars, even temporarily. The “Oar Corral” for temporary storage of oars during launching is located next to the beach, near the control commission. In addition, crews should not leave oars on the beach after landing.


First Aid: All organizations are encouraged to provide first aid kits for their athletes, taking into consideration the special needs of their athletes. Please carry your emergency medical consent forms with you. Medical assistance will be available at the first aid tent, near the volunteer tent, in the vendor area. Crews requiring attention should go directly to the first aid tent.