Events on Melton Lake

Oak Ridge Rowing Association hosts a number of events each year. The following events are confirmed for 2018!

  • The Louisville Cardinal Invitational Regatta. March 17-18, 2018.
  • The Atomic City Turn and Burn. Head Race in the morning, and 2000m Sprint in the afternoon. March 24, 2018. Registration via Regatta Central
  • The Southern Intercollegiate Rowing Association Championship (SIRA) Regatta. April 21-22, 2018.
  • The Dogwood Juniors Championship Regatta. April 28-29, 2018. Registration via Regatta Central.
  • The BigXII Conference Championship. May 12-13, 2018.
  • The Dogwood Masters Regatta. Saturday, May 19, 2018. Registration via Regatta Central.
  • The Secret City Head Race. Saturday, October 20, 2018. Registration via Regatta Central. 

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.