2018 Class Day Races and Alumni Weekend-Save the Date!

Come one, Come all!

Join us in Charlottesville for the 2018 Class Day Races and Alumni Weekend on Saturday, November 17, 2018. The Day’s Programme is as follows:


Team arrives at Boathouse.
Classes get organized, assist with lunch set up, warm-up for racing.


Racing begins!

Class of 2018 sporting their original “Michigan” ensembles

We’ll start the day off pitting the classes against one another with traditional 500m pieces (bridge to dock), which offers great viewing for spectators of the finish line (no promises on a photo finish). Historically, the rivalry trash talk and each class’s coordinated costumes prove to be quite a show. After all is said and done, only one class will take home the coveted King’s Cup; generally it’s never the alumni–they have yet to mobilize a single race-winning, or any, boat to date.


Races wrap up and lunch begins.

Following the morning’s racing, all are welcome to join us for a BBQ lunch hosted by current team members’ parents at the Boathouse. Final points will be announced and the Trophy Presentation will occur during lunch. It’s always fun to have the whole VRA family together at the Boathouse; a great opportunity for mixing and mingling with all the generations of VRA oarsmen, families, friends, and supporters.

After last year’s bruising–Pinky is working hard to have the Cup operational and shiny before the festivities!


Lunch wraps up.


Second Annual King’s Cup Tour!

Join us for a brewery tour around the Greater Charlottesville Area. Limited spaces available, registration to reserve your spot is highly recommended. Possible special appearance by the King. Further details will be forthcoming following your acceptance into the Tour group. $25 ticket covers the Tour’s transportation. Last Tour stop will be El Puerto for dinner, so no need to reserve a dinner spot if you’re joining us on the tour! Register online here.


Dinner at El Puerto

We’d love to have you join us for dinner, even if you’re unable to hop in on the fun of the King’s Cup Tour. Please give us a heads up you’ll be meeting us at El Puerto by RSVPing by November 15.

Please RSVP by November 15