Overview


Virginia Rowing represents the University of Virginia at races all over the United States and even in Europe. It recruits high school athletes as well as on-Grounds athletes. Those recruits range from high school rowers who have won scholastic national rowing championships to those who arrive on Grounds having never seen a rowing shell.

The 80 team members train six days a week, from the beginning of classes in the fall until after the end of classes in the spring. The team does its winter-break training in Gainesville, Georgia, at the 1996 Olympic rowing venue. The spring racing season usually begins the week after spring break.

Our spring championship races include the Southern Intercollegiate Rowing Association (SIRA) Championships, the Dad Vail Regatta, and the American Collegiate Rowing Association (ACRA) Championship. Every other summer, on odd years, we compete at the Henley Royal Regatta, in England.