Heat Sheet/Schedule available here.

New for 2015:
  • Heats and finals in Collegiate Novice 4 events
  • There is an "early season bump" for lightweight events -- rowers have an extra 5 lb. buffer from typical limits. More info on the Rules page.

The 28th Annual

Lake Lanier Olympic Course

Gainesville, Georgia

March 28, 2015

The Georgia Tech Crew and Saint Andrew Rowing Club are delighted to welcome you to the 29th Annual John Hunter Regatta at the Lake Lanier Olympic Rowing Center.

The Hunter is open to all college, scholastic, and youth rowing teams. Racing will be at the 1996 Olympic Games rowing venue.  The 2000 meter course is a 7 lane buoyed course with starting platforms, enclosed finish tower and stadium seating for 3000 fans. Regatta information, Rules of Rowing, a preliminary schedule of events, forms and directions are all within this Website.

The John Hunter Regatta is awarding a championship team trophy to the college and youth team scoring the most overall points.  Scoring is based on USRowing scoring guidelines. We plan heats and finals for the varsity 4s and 8s and college novice 4 events with first, second and third place medals awarded for the finals.  2nd varsity, lightweight and youth novice events will permit two boats to enter these events.  These races will be scheduled as one race flights and will award first, second and third place medals for events with four or more entries.  We will also hold several championship sponsored trophy events, awarding the winning team a race trophy plus their individual gold medals.

It is important to note that we have adjusted the lightweight events to allow an “early season bump”.  Mens and women’s, college and youth events will allow up to a 5 pound overage fir those events.  Please see the regatta rules section for additional details.

We would like to thank the Lake Lanier Rowing Club for their support and for providing a world class facility for Georgia Tech and Saint Andrew to host the John Hunter Regatta at Lake Lanier.  On behalf of all three clubs I invite you to compete at this year’s Hunter. With plenty of water, an outstanding venue, and great weather, this year’s regatta promises to be one of the best of the spring rowing season.

Best regards,

Paul Gaigelas

Regatta Director