2017 Covered Bridge Regattas

Saturday, April 15 - Collegiate

and

Saturday and Sunday April 22 & 23 Masters and Juniors


more information forthcoming.


For either regatta:

General regatta questions: Jill Hoyenga at regatta@oarowing.org

Questions on entries: Kip Keller regatta_entry@oarowing.org


2016 Collegiate Covered Bridge Regatta.   In 2016 we hosted:

430 rowers for the Collegiate weekend and 920 rowers for the masters/juniors weekend.

results at regattacentral.com




2016 Covered Bridge Regatta. For masters and juniors.

schedule and results through regattacentral.com on the results page for CBR



For either regatta:

General regatta questions: Jill Hoyenga at regatta@oarowing.org

Questions on entries: Kip Keller regatta_entry@oarowing.org

We strongly encourage clubs and schools to bring motor launches and drivers. This has been an incredible help in the past and we need you again this year. We do reimburse for fuel!

We also need volunteers for many jobs before, during and after the regatta. Check out our volunteer sign-up pages to see where you might help - no experience necessary! go to here (CBR) and here (CCBR)


Parking There will be limited parking at Lowell State Park for trailers, large buses, team vans. Due to increased participation, some trailers, etc. must be parked offsite after unloading. Please reserve a parking spot by emailing Ken Jones (or call Ken at 541-912-3689).  All other vehicles (including tow vehicles) of participants and spectators must park in the town of Lowell, which is a 10-15 minute walk from the park.  A free shuttle bus will run between the park and town on Saturday only. Trailers and boats may be left overnight in the park’s parking lot adjacent to the launch area.  The gate will be locked at 9:00 PM each  night.  The lot will be supervised, but equipment is left at your own risk. We encourage all teams to arrive on Friday to unload boats and equipment and maybe take a practice row. Please stay off the course and in the marked practice area.

Check out the new NO PARKING signs on Pengra Rd. Don't get your car towed. Park in town and ride the free shuttle bus.



Funded in part by a Lane County Tourism Special Projects Grant.

Sponsored by:

 



 

 









 



  

             
          

  

For further information, contact Regatta@oarowing.org

or look on RegattaCentral.com .


Host Hotels:
Ask for the 'Covered Bridge Regatta Rate'
 
Quality Inn - 3550 Gateway Street Springfield  
Call:  541-246-1645 Team Reservations,
         541-726-9266 Individual Rooms
$119.20 - two queen beds
$ 111.20 - king bed

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Holiday Inn Express - 3480 Hutton St. (off I-5) Springfield  
Call: 541-746-2471
$ 119.00 - two queen beds
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Comfort Suites - 969 Kruse Way, Springfield  
Call: 541-746-5359
$119.00 - two queen beds
 
 
Comfort Suites  3050 East 25th Ave., Eugene  
Call: 541-343-7000
Rooms: $109.00
 
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Candlewood Suites - 3005 Franklin Blvd.  
Call: 541-683-8000
Rooms : $109.00
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University Inn -  
1857 Franklin Blvd., Eugene
Call : 541-342-4804  or 1-844-500-5458
Rooms - $109.00
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You can find information on additional hotels in the area at www.visitlanecounty.org

Camping Options

At Lowell Park:   There is very limited camping space in Lowell Park. RV-camping is not allowed in the park. Tent camping is allowed only on Friday, April 15th and Saturday April16th.   Tent camping is limited to the oak grove area.   No camping on the beach.  No open fires. All campers must secure a camping permit by payment of a $5.00 per-camper per-night Oregon State Park's Camping Fee, payable at www.RegattaCentral.com on the CBR registration page. Permits will be distributed in your team's packet.
 
Across the Lake:   Dexter Shores RVPark / Camping, 39140 Dexter Rd.,  (541) 937-3711. Visit their website
here.

Near I-5:

Deerwood RV Park (mention the regatta for a 15% discount) - click the image for an enlarged view.

Guest Bedrooms available in Lowell (not Bed & Breakfast)

Several families in the town of Lowell have offered low-cost housing near the race course. Accommodations include a private bedroom and breakfast for $75 per person for the first night or $100 for two nights. Contact Ruth George for details (541-937-2078 or RMGeorge513@aol.com).

Examples of rooms:

- Cottage with a full size bed, also has a kitchen and library sitting room
- Queen bedroom in a new home
- RV - Queen bed - bathroom with shower, kitchen with all the amenities, table, couch 
- 5th wheel -  Queen bed - bathroom with shower, kitchen with all the amenities, table, 2 easy chairs (directly across from the Marina)

Lowell High School

Low-cost lodging for junior teams and their chaperones is available at nearby Lowell High School. Get additional information by emailing Cindi Neet at Lowell School District.



Another CBR-special regatta T-shirt will be available this year.

And for our RAFFLE!:

 





and:

Wild Birds Unlimited
Big 5
Caddis Fly
Les Schwab



Featured Merchants at the Covered Bridge Regatta

 
Breakfast, lunch and snacks will be available from:

Moka Shack

Buzz Burgers       

(gourmet burgers, wraps, barbeque, chicken strips, etc.)


Rattlesnake BBQ at the Dexter Lake Club   








Ed Offchiss Trophy  - Senior Men's Single Rowing Trophy

Ed and his wife Cindi moved to Eugene with their two boys, Jesse and Cody, in the summer of 2002. Moving from New Haven, Connecticut, where they had both rowed for years, they chose Eugene in part for the rowing environment and the community. They both joined OAR shortly after arriving. Ed was known by many in the rowing community as he had rowed on both coasts and overseas. He touched many of our lives in the short time we knew him—filling a vacant seat, offering rowing tips and witty comments, or just plain helping out when needed. Ed passed away while racing in Portland’s Row For The Cure in 2003. We all miss Ed and remember him as a good friend and caring team member. The perpetual trophy, presented to the winner of the master men’s single event, is designed by Ed’s son Jesse in collaboration with Eugene artist and OAR member Debbe Cornitius.


Women's Masters single trophy donated by Jurgen Kaschper (Levator Boatworks)

2015 winners: