Chicago Sprints Regatta at Lincoln Park Boat Club
July 7, 2018
Since its inception in 1910, Lincoln Park Boat Club has hosted competitive rowing regattas at its Lincoln Park lagoon site and for the last 36 years, those competitions have centered on the annual Chicago Sprints Regatta. The Chicago Sprints is one of the largest competitive regattas in the region, drawing junior, collegiate and masters programs from throughout the Midwest. The Chicago Sprints continues to be the largest sprint-season regatta in the Midwest, and among the top five largest non-collegiate sprint regattas in the nation. In 2016, the regatta was host to more than 1,000 athletes, fielding entries from 27 clubs from 10 states. Additionally, it is attended by hundreds of casual and dedicated spectators who line the 1000 meter course situated between Lake Shore Drive and the Lincoln Park Zoo. The Chicago Sprints features 1,000-meter, side-by-side, Henley style racing which makes for some great competition.
With two full days of racing, know that we try to squeeze in as many races as we can. However, there are a limited number of races we can hold each day and thus we must limit the number of entries in each event. LPBC appreciates our participants and works hard to accommodate as many rowers/events as possible.
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