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The National Championship Rowing Regatta is being considered at Lake Sidney Lanier on Memorial Day Weekend

Published July 22, 2015

MOBILE, Ala. – The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (USACE), Mobile District is considering a request from the American Collegiate Rowing Association (ACRA) for special consideration to hold the National Championship Regatta on Memorial Day weekend at the Clark’s Bridge Olympic Rowing Venue, Lake Sidney Lanier.  USACE may give special consideration to this event based on the design and purpose of the area where the event is proposed to occur.

          The area is three quarters mile in length and would impact the navigational channel. Local boating traffic would be accommodated. The event would take place May 28 – 29, 2016, with each day beginning at 6 a.m. and ending at 6 p.m.  The event would involve approximately 1500 rowers from across the country, along with their families, friends, and coaches. 

          USACE is seeking public input regarding the permitting of this event during the period of Memorial Day Weekend.

If you have any comments regarding this proposal, please forward those comments to:


Lisa Parker
251 690 2505
109 St. Joesph Street

Release no. 15-019