Milwaukee River Challenge
Schedule of Events
There will be four launches of boats in the following order: Women’s 4+, Men’s 8+, Women’s 8+, Men’s 4+. In each launch there are two events: open and juniors. These are separate events with separate awards, but they will be timed during the same launch and recovery sequence.
7:30 a.m. Coaches & Coxswain’s Meeting
8:00 a.m. Women’s Fours Begin Launching
(following Coaches and Coxswain meeting)
8:30 a.m. First Race Starts Promptly
The Men’s eights will launch as soon as the last boat in the women’s four race passes the launch dock and before the women’s fours are recovered. Notify the Dockmaster of any athlete/equipment in the women’s fours event needed in the men’s eight event BEFORE launching the women’s fours. Also notify the Marshal Boat after the race so you can be directed to the dock early. Women’s eights will be the third launch and all women’s eights will launch before any men’s eights are recovered.
Each launch follows the preceding launch without any time gap. Accordingly, launch and race times after the first launch of the regatta are only estimates. It is expected that each succeeding launch will proceed quickly. The regatta reserves the right to delay or advance the starting times for any launch to accommodate non-regatta vessels transiting the safety area.
If any boat is being scratched, call (608) 658-6175 or, on race day, notify the Clerk of Course at the Schlitz Park boat area as soon as possible.
The Milwaukee River Challenge consists of 4 events – Women’s & Men’s 4+s and Women’s & Men’s 8s, with a tentative schedule below:
8:30 a.m. - 9:30 a.m. Women’s 4+
10:00 a.m. - 11:00 a.m. Men’s 8+
12:00 p.m. - 12:30 p.m.Women’s 8+
1:30 p.m. - 2:00 p.m. Men’s 4+
For further information on the activity along the river, please note:
Crews will be traveling from the launch site at Schlitz Park to the start line at 25th & Canal Streets during the 30 minutes prior to the race times.
Due to the nature of Milwaukee’s rivers and race logistics, there will be gaps in the activity along the river. Please feel free to join us at the launch site at Schlitz Park, where you can watch all that goes into getting boats in and out of the water, check out the official results and listen to our entertaining race commentators.
Check out our link to key viewing vantage points to take full advantage of the Milwaukee River Challenge’s fantastic opportunities for spectators.