The Triad welcomed 400 rowers from across the southeast region of the United States on Saturday for the 2016 High Point Autumn Rowing Festival. Rowers from twenty clubs, universities and high schools converged at Festival Park to race a 5,000 meter winding course on Oak Hollow Lake.
“This is a new record for Autumn Rowing Festival,” says High Point Rowing Club founder Gene Kininmonth. “Participation in rowing is exploding in North Carolina. High Point is now at the epicenter of this remarkable growth.”
Rowers traveled from as far away as Annapolis, Maryland and Atlanta, Georgia for the regatta.
The festival has attracted a number of marquis college names including local favorite High Point University, as well as NC State, Wake Forest, and Davidson College.
Also competing were Masters (adult) and youth programs from Atlanta, Raleigh, Charlotte and Asheville. All teams will launch from Festival Park at Oak Hollow Lake.