Lake Las Vegas Collegiate Invitational

  • Hosted By: Lake Las Vegas Rowing Club
  • 2021 Registered Regatta

Hi Coaches, 

Thanks again for supporting our regatta this year. We have shrunk quite a bit due to COVID-19 and State of Nevada restrictions, but we look forward to bigger and better days.

There will be no spectators or publicity this year so we can stay under the local radar in these crazy times. 

US Rowing Officials

This Regatta is a fully registered regatta with USRowing. 

We have only been able to ensure one US Rowing official, Matt Brady as chief, but will have an LLVRC coach run the alignment and I will be at the finish line. 

Boat Storage and Parking

Trailers will be able to park on the right hand side of the road past the barricade. I recommend driving in and turning around first then parking. There is a turn around just down the road. Please have your trailer drivers contact me (415-309-9421) and give me ETA's. The Season's grocery parking lot right by the dock will be closed off for Shell Storage on the dirt part only. The paved area must be left open for emergency vehicles.  Parking for all coaches, athletes, and support staff will be on top of the hill overlooking the race course. NO ONE is to park in the lower paved lot. We have to leave that for Season's grocery patrons and Viera Condo guests.

Schedule of Events

The schedule and all information is up on Please take a look and get back to me with thoughts on event order and start times. We can do a lane draw on Friday. We are going to 30 minute centers due to Covid-19 state restrictions.  

Please use this to register your teams. I have made lineups optional as I know this is an early race, but I would love them for publicity. Entry fees have been increased to $ 1,500 per team to help cover the costs since we do not have 6 teams coming.

NO Friday Night FREE Dinner for Athletes and Coaches

The Lake Las Vegas Family would have LOVED to host the teams for FREE Dinner on Friday Night but with the state restrictions on the number of people in one place that will not happen.

State Restrictions:

There will be strict rules about social distancing, wearing masks, washing hands and equipment, and staying in your designated areas. Each team will have a designated area for their boats and each area will have one porta potty and washing station. There will be no shared ergs, and if you use ergs masks must be worn at all times. 

Coaches Launch for races

Due to the state restrictions, the launches following the race must have a minimal amount of people. The referee launch will only have 2 people a LLVRC driver and the referee, the Big Launch will have an LLVRC driver, a Cameraman and an announcer. no coaches will be allowed to be on the water.

Coaches and Coxswain Meeting

Friday afternoon at 4:00 pm at the Lake Las Vegas Rowing Boathouse. We will finalize the race order, schedule and do the Lane Draw and discuss traffic patterns.

Bow Ball and Footboard inspection

The referee will go around on Friday afternoon and inspect all your boats for safety compliance.

Practice and Launch use

Practice on the course is permitted on Thursday and Friday from 6 am- 4pm, Saturday from 30 minutes after the end of racing to 4pm and Sunday from 6-8am and 10am-1pm. I will only have two launches available during practice unless we get the course in early. Please reply back with your practice schedules and I will do the best to accommodate your coaches.

Traffic Pattern

We use a Clockwise pattern on the lake during practice and racing. Once you leave the dock (bow first) please check for incoming traffic and then immediately cross over to the North side of the Lake. There is a "pinch point" located at 250 meters to go on the race course. Do not go up the course if there are any boats on the course in the last 500 meters. Once clear, proceed up and stay on the left as you go up to the starting line.  There will be two red buoys in a warm up area if you choose to use it. Be safe as you turn around the buoys and watch for other crews.

After your race you may proceed towards the Hilton to cool down and make a right turn to come back and watch for the next race coming down. We only have one dock that holds 1 eight on each side. If it gets busy use the west side (next to larger dock) for launching and the east side (next to the rock wall) for returning. On race day we will have dockmasters to guide you.

Course map

This is a 3 lane course with the 2 buoy lines around Lane 2.

Weigh ins

There will be no weigh-ins for coxswains at this regatta.