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Washington Men Ready For Return Of IRA Championship Regatta

May 18, 2021

The No. 1-ranked Washington men's rowing team will head to the 2021 Intercollegiate Rowing Association Championship Regatta to compete for the national championship Friday and Saturday, May 28-29.
The regatta will be held at Mercer Lake in West Windsor, N.J., a venue that has served as host for this event numerous times in recent years. No fans will be permitted to attend the regatta in person, but all of the races will be broadcast on a live video stream.
Here is the schedule, as it stands now:
Friday, May 28
Time Trials
5:00 a.m. to 5:15 a.m. PT – Varsity 8+ Time Trials
5:40 a.m. to 5:53 a.m. PT – Second Varsity 8+ Time Trials
6:20 a.m. to 6:28:30 a.m. PT – Third Varsity 8+ Time Trials
6:45 a.m. to 6:53 a.m. PT – Varsity 4+ Time Trials
12:00, 12:10 and 12:20 p.m. PT – Varsity 8+ A/B/C Semifinals
12:50, 1:00 and 1:10 p.m. PT – Second Varsity 8+ A/B/C Semifinals
1:40, 1:50 and 2:00 p.m. PT – Third Varsity 8+ A/B/C Semifinals
2:10, 2:20 and 2:30 p.m. PT –Varsity 4+ A/B/C Semifinals
Saturday, May 29
5:20 a.m. PT – Varsity 4+ Grand Final
5:50 a.m. PT – Third Varsity 8+ Grand Final
6:40 a.m. PT – Second Varsity 8+ Grand Final
7:30 a.m. PT – Varsity 8+ Grand Final
The IRA Championship Regatta schedule this year has been condensed to two days with all crews racing in both time trials and semifinals on Friday. Time trials will determine which 18 crews will proceed to A/B/C semifinals in each boat category, and the seedings for those crews. The top two finishers in each A/B/C semifinal will proceed to the grand final on Saturday, while third- and fourth-place finishers go to the Petite Final and fifth and sixth to the 3rd-Level Final. 
In men's collegiate rowing, the winner of the Varsity Eight Grand Final is considered the "National Champion."
Click the links (above-right) for full schedule and race progressions. 
More information, including a more specific schedule and live-stream information will be provided next week in a lengthier preview here on