Sandy Run main dock

Reserving Shells

For recreational outings and practice, shells are available on a first-come, first-served basis. For regattas, members must reserve shells.

Reservations for spring and summer sprint races are taken after May 1. Reservations for fall head races are taken after August 1. To reserve a shell for a race, scroll to the bottom of this page, where you will find the links to the Ronin reservation pages.

If you wish to reserve a shell for a regatta that our online reservation system does not accommodate, send a message to  gro.cbowornull@tnediserp. Specify which boat and oars you want to reserve along with the dates and times you will pick up and return the equipment from Sandy Run.

When multiple crews wish to reserve the same boat for a regatta, please be guided by this policy:

OBC rowers training consistently in a specific boat should be able to compete in that boat. Such crews should have priority over pick-up crews. On the other hand, a single crew should not necessarily “own” a boat for every regatta in a season. As much as possible, crews should try to remain aware of others training in the same boats and to anticipate and resolve conflicts before signing up for boats.

(Example: two crews training in D07 decide to “take turns” with the boat at regattas whose event schedules don’t allow them to share it.)

When a crew is unable to reserve their preferred boat because another signs up for it first, the two crews should converse and come to an understanding about who should compete in the boat at the regatta. If they cannot do so, they may petition the board to mediate a resolution. This should be done in a timely fashion so that crews can reserve a second-choice boat. The board will consider, in order of importance,

  1. the length of time each crew has been training in the shell,
  2. the number of regattas for which each crew has used or plans to use the shell,
  3. the timeliness of the petition, and, perhaps,
  4. the competitiveness of each crew.

OBC members may be affiliated with other local or out-of-town clubs. The guidelines below give members priority in racing reservations:

  • OBC boats may be reserved for regattas only by OBC members unless a petition is submitted to and approved by the Board of Directors.
  • OBC boats rowed in regattas must be rowed by OBC members only, unless a petition is submitted to and approved by the Board of Directors.
  • OBC boats rowed in regattas must be registered as OBC entries unless a petition is submitted to and approved by the Board of Directors.

Boat reservations for 2017 races:

Row for the Cure:
IDR 1:
IDR 2:
IDR 3:
Capital Sprints:
Club Nationals 1:
Club Nationals 2:
Club Nationals 3:
Club Nationals 4:
Club Nationals 5:
Diamond State Masters Regatta 1:
Diamond State Masters Regatta 2:
Quaker City:
Masters Nationals 1:
Masters Nationals 2:
Masters Nationals 3:
Masters Nationals 4:
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