OGE Nightsprints



Tuesday, August 14, 2018: head race entries open

Tuesday, August 21, 2018: NightSprint entries open at noon (CDT)

Sunday, September 16, 2018: all entries close at midnight (CDT)

Sunday, September 16, 2018: deadline for all line-ups at midnight (CDT)

Sunday, September 23, 2018: deadline for late entries at midnight (CDT)

Crews will need to complete additional entries for night races. The top 3 spots will be reserved for the top 3 finishers of last year’s event. If a crew does not make registration, then the team can sign up on the wait list on Regatta Central. There is a limit to two entries per team per event. Head race results will determine lane assignments. In addition, in events with multiple finals, head race results will also determine if a crew is in the petite or grand final.

NIGHTSPRINT ENTRY FEES: 8+, $30.00; 4+/4x, $20.00; 2x, $15.00; 1x, $10.00


Teams racing in the NightSprint events need to bring safety lights for all crews registered to race. Boats are prohibited from launching without the required lighting.


All participants are expected to launch 20 minutes in advance of the NightSprint event in which they are entered. Crews will launch from the dock in front of the Chesapeake Finish Line Tower. Crews will be responsible for launching on time and allowing for time to get to the starting line in time for their event. There will not be any calls to the water. Any changes to the launch times will be announced. Events will not be held for late crews. Please ensure your crews are prompt on the dock and observe a 90 second dock time.

All NightSprint racing will be conducted in a clockwise direction with racing occurring from the 500 m start line in front of the Whitewater Pavilion and ending at the sprint finish line located in front of the Chesapeake Finish Line Tower.  Crews are prohibited from warming up downstream of the I-35 bridge.


Crews will recover at the dock in front of the Chesapeake Boathouse.

AWARDS: OGE NightSprints

Gold Medals for the OGE NightSprints will be distributed immediately following each NightSprint event at the awards dock located near the Devon Boathouse inlet. Second and third place medals can be picked up at the awards table on the first floor of the Devon Boathouse.

All crews are expected to check in at the Control Commission tent at the base of the Chesapeake Finish Line Tower to ensure proper lighting, a properly affixed bow ball, and heel ties on each shoe.

START: OGE NightSprints
Crews should be prepared to do a floating start or maintain a point with a floating start.