Charlie Doyle Memorial Regatta 2021

The Greater Dayton Rowing Association welcomes you to enter our virtual Charlie Doyle Memorial Regatta! After a lengthy absence that resulted from bridge construction, we are glad to bring this regatta back in 2021 as a virtual competition. We offer two options: live racing on Concept2 rowing machines (requires a PM5 and the free ErgRace app) and asynchronous racing on the water.

For the live portion on September 12, 2021, there will be a live announcer on Zoom, and competitors will be able to see each other. Rowers may do the asynchronous portion on their own schedule and at their own venues on either September 11 or 12.

The virtual regatta has a 3000-meter distance. For live racing, there are also team events (2x and 4x) in which team members will row a total of 3000m, and another live racing option is a 500m 1x event. In the asynchronous racing option on the water, rowers will race 1500m in one direction, turn around, and race 1500m in the other direction, thus doing one piece upstream and one piece downstream; rowers will start the second piece within 5 minutes of finishing the first piece.

To enter, go to the Charlie Doyle Memorial Regatta registration page.

Competitors may participate in both options and may compete in as many events as they are eligible to enter. When making entries, competitors will choose from the categories of Junior, Junior Lightweight, Open, Open Lightweight, Masters, and Masters Lightweight.

Download the registration packet here.

Winners for each event live category will receive a custom Dunkin’ Donuts gift card with the event logo, winners, name, event, and winning time. The top three finishers in each live and asynchronous event will receive a virtual certificate in .pdf format.

T-shirts and sweatshirts are available at

After expenses, 25% of the proceeds from this regatta will be donated to the Dayton Children’s Hospital.

For more information, contact