This weekend Lake Lanier Olympic Rowing Center, the site of the ‘96 Olympic Games, will host the 2016 John Hunter Regatta. The regatta is expected to draw more than 1,500 rowers and 3,000 spectators, representing more than 50 colleges and youth teams.
The “Hunter” is named to honor a friend of rowing and benefactor to the Saint Andrew rowing club. John Hunter was instrumental in the formation of the Saint Andrew youth team. It was John who had the vision to help the youth rowing program grow from a few dedicated rowers to the team they are today. And, it is in John’s honor that this event is named the John Hunter Regatta.
Click the photo for a sneak peek of a few crews practicing last night, see you this weekend.
For more information about the John Hunter Regatta visit http://www.johnhunterregatta.com/
For more information about Lake Lanier Olympic Rowing Center visit http://www.lakelanierrowing.org/