Capital Sprints

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Capital Sprints 2017

Anacostia Community Boathouse

July 8th, 2017

Register for 2017!

Race Schedule and Results

The racing schedule will be available on Regatta Central.  NOTE: Schedule is subject to change, so please attend the coxswain meeting for updates on Saturday or visit the Information table. Please print your own schedule.  We have limited hard copies of the schedule.

Trailers

IMPORTANT: Due to the anticipated size of our regatta, teams with trailers and car top scullers 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 are adequate space for you, but please note that actual placement is on a first come, first serve basis.

Here is a detailed site map for 2016:

Site Map

 

Parking and Directions

Parking for rowers and spectators will be at Maritime Plaza Upper Parking Lot on M Street SE DC, which is approximately 0.5 mile 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.

 

REQUIRED: Parking pass must be displayed on all parked vehicles.

(2016 Parking flyer for CapSprints)

 

NOTE:  Vehicles parking at non-designated area along northeast direction of M Street SE, DC will be towed or ticketed by the DC Metropolitan Police.

DIRECTION TO THE BOATHOUSE:

From I-295 SOUTH:  Take the exit (on right) toward Martin Luther King Jr. Ave SE.  Turn left onto Martin Luther King Jr. Avenue.  Turn right onto O Street SE/Water St SE (first right after the bridge).  Turn right onto M Street SE.  Continue to the boathouse

From I-295 NORTH:  Take the exit (on right) toward Martin Luther King Jr. Ave SE.  Keep left at the fork to continue toward Martin Luther King Jr. Ave SE.  Turn right onto Martin Luther King Jr. Ave SE.  Turn right onto O Street SE/Water St SE (first right after the bridge).  Turn right onto M Street SE.  Continue to the boathouse.

From I-395: Take the 11th St SE exit. Turn right on 11th St SE. Turn left onto M Street SE. Continue to the boathouse.

 

DIRECTION TO PARKING LOT at MARITIME PLAZA

From 295 SOUTH:  Take the exit (on right) toward Martin Luther King Jr. Ave SE.  Turn left onto Martin Luther King Jr. Avenue.  Turn right onto M Street SE.  At the circle, turn right into the parking lot.  Continue to the end of the parking lot, then turn left into the upper lot.

From 295 NORTH:  Take the exit (on right) toward Martin Luther King Jr. Ave SE.  Keep left at the fork to continue toward Martin Luther King Jr. Ave SE.  Turn right onto Martin Luther King Jr. Ave SE.  Turn right onto M Street SE.  At the circle, turn right into the parking lot.  Continue to the end of the parking lot, then turn left into the upper lot.

From I-395: Take the 11th St SE exit. Turn right on 11th St SE. Turn left onto M Street SE.  Keep going toward the traffic circle after 11th Street.  At the circle, turn right into the parking lot. Continue to the end of the parking lot, then turn left into the upper lot.

 


Volunteers

Thank you for your interests in volunteering at Capital Sprints! You can sign up for the various volunteer positions here:

  • Land volunteer jobs   These are volunteers positions on land, including set-ups, selling merchandising, directing parking traffic, etc.
  • Water volunteer jobs  These are volunteers positions on the water, including launch drivers, stake boat holders, dock master, launch and recover assistants, etc.

If you have any question, please contact capsprints@capitalrowing.org.

 


Regatta

The regatta will include sweep and sculling events for junior, master, open and adaptive rowers.  The AA Master’s category will also be recognized.  The novice categories will not have age requirements.  All races will be 1000 meters.  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.

Registration

  • Eights: $100.00
  • Fours/Quads: $65.00
  • Doubles/Pairs: $35.00
  • Singles: $20.00

 

Venue Location

Google Maps –    Enter “38.8782,-76.9796” as your destination.

 

Race Course 

Capital Sprints 2016 – Course Map – Anacostia River, Washington, DC

Coxswain’s point – 2 arches, 6 lanes

Sponsors

If you would like to sponsor this event, please contact the Regatta Director at capsprints@capitalrowing.org

History

Capital Sprints Regatta (“Cap Sprints”) began fourteen years ago as a scrimmage among cross-town rivals and has grown into a summer racing tradition for rowing teams all over the D.C. area and up and down the East Coast.  Each year, more than 200 youth and adult athletes with various physical ability compete in 30 plus rowing categories during the day-long event, capped with music and a post-race BBQ.