CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. — The Virginia rowing team hosts the Rivanna Romp on Sunday (Nov. 14) on the Rivanna Reservoir in Earlysville, Va.
Admission is free to the public. Action begins at Noon with the Varsity Eights, followed by the Varsity Four and novice crews. Boats will go off one at a time, about 10-15 seconds apart, in a time trial to determine the winners.
The Cavaliers will compete against crews from Clemson, Duke, Louisville, Navy, North Carolina and SMU. Virginia has captured the last 14 Varsity Eight races at the Romp, while the UVA Varsity Four has won 11 of the last 13 races.
UVA Olympians Susanne Grainger (Canada), Christine Roper (Canada) and Kristine O’Brien (USA) will be honored at tonight’s Virginia-Notre Dame football game at Scott Stadium. Grainger and Roper helped Canada to the gold medal in the Women’s Eight at the Tokyo 2020 Games. Grainger, Roper and O’Brien will also be in attendance for the Rivanna Romp.
Free parking is available at the Thomas Temple Allan Boathouse on the west bank of the Rivanna Reservoir. The boathouse is the closest point spectators can see the boats along the 4,000-meter course.
Rivanna Reservoir Boathouse
276 Woodlands Road
Charlottesville, VA 22901