Events on Melton Lake

Oak Ridge Rowing Association hosts a number of events each year. The following events are confirmed for 2019!

  • The Louisville Cardinal Invitational Regatta. March 16-17, 2019.

  • The Southern Intercollegiate Rowing Association Championship (SIRA) Regatta. April 19-20, 2019.

  • The Dogwood Juniors Championship Regatta. April 27-28, 2019. Find parking information here.

  • USRowing Southeast Regional Championship. May 11-12, 2019

  • The BigXII Conference Championship. May 18-19, 2019.

  • The Dogwood Masters Regatta. Saturday, May 25, 2019.

  • The Secret City Head Race. Saturday, October 19, 2019.


The full calendar of events for oak Ridge Rowing Association, including programming, regattas, and social events is captured here. Please contact Oak Ridge Rowing Association at with any questions.


Sprint Series on Melton Lake

On May 1, 2016, ORRA hosted an inter-conference Sprint Series between Tennessee, Clemson, Iowa, and UCF, as these programs tuned up for their respective Conference Championships.  Stan Duda, University of Iowa parent, provided this great video of one of the races, following from a drone. The video provides a great perspective.