Robert E. Day, Jr. Capital Sprints

Robert E. Day, Jr. Capital Sprints 2023

Anacostia Community Boathouse

July 8, 2023


Anacostia Community Boathouse – 1900 M St SE, Washington DC 20003

Race Registration, Schedule and Results: COMING SOON

NOTE: Schedule is subject to change, so please attend the coaches / coxswain meeting at 7:00 AM on Saturday or visit the Information Table. Please print your own schedule.  We have limited hard copies. A couple of other requests: 1) Please bring your own bow numbers if possible and 2) Please bring reusable water bottles as we will have potable water on site. 


IMPORTANT: Due to the anticipated size of our regatta, teams with trailers must schedule an arrival time and request any special accommodation by contacting the regatta director.  We will try to accommodate every request and ensure that there is adequate space for you. Teams with car top scullers must unload at the boat house and move their car to the designated parking area at Maritime Plaza.


Parking for rowers and spectators will be at Maritime Plaza Upper Parking Lot at 1201 M Street SE, which is approximately 0.5 miles from the boathouse and race course.  Upon entering M Street, Regatta volunteers will help direct you to the appropriate location.  A free shuttle will offer pick up and drop off service for rowers and spectators between the parking lot and the boathouse.  Rowers and spectators may be dropped off closer to the boathouse at the designated drop off location.  Boat trailers, car top scullers, race officials and handicapped parking is available at the ACBA Boathouse, 1900 M Street SE, Washington, DC.

IMPORTANT: DOWNLOAD and DISPLAY the 2023 Cap Sprints Parking Pass.

NOTE:  Vehicles parking at non-designated areas along M Street SE will be towed or ticketed by the DC Metropolitan Police.


Our regatta is powered by awesome volunteers. Please sign up using the links below. 

  • These are volunteer positions on land, including set-ups, selling merchandise, directing traffic, etc.

  • These are volunteer positions on the water, including launch drivers, dock masters, launch and recovery assistants, etc.

If you have any questions, please contact


The regatta includes sweep and sculling events for junior, master, open, and adaptive rowers. The novice categories does not have age requirements. All races are 1000 m. We expect to have great competition for all entry interests.

  • Junior is defined as a competitor who, in the current calendar year, does not attain the age of 19.
  • Master is defined as a competitor who has attained or will attain the age of 21 during the current calendar year.  A competitor’s age is determined as of December 31 of the current calendar year.
  • Novice is a defined as a Master who finished a novice rowing class less than one year from the date of the race.
  • Lightweight requires the crew (including single sculler) to have no rower weighing more than 160 lbs (for men’s crew) and 130 lbs (for women’s crew).
  • Open has no restrictions.

Race Course:

2022 Cap Sprints Course

Capital Sprints  – Course Map – Anacostia River, Washington, DC

Thank you to our wonderful 2022 sponsors: Bundaberg Brewed Drinks (LEAD SPONSOR), Team Bob, Congressional Cemetery, Hill Restaurant Group, Crazy Aunt Helen’s, Gary + Michael Real Estate Team.

If you would like to sponsor this event, please contact the Regatta Director at


The Robert E. Day, Jr. Capital Sprints Regatta began as a scrimmage among cross-town rivals and has grown into a summer racing tradition for rowing teams all over the DC area and up and down the East Coast. It was renamed in honor of Robert E. Day, Jr., in 2018. Each year, more than 200 youth and adult athletes with various physical ability compete in 30 plus rowing categories during the day-long event.