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Binoculars are encouraged for viewing rowing regattas on Lady Bird Lake.
Boathouse (see Facility)
Information on television broadcasts of Texas Rowing meets and other UT Athletics events can be found at TexasSports.com or the UT Athletics television schedule.
Cameras, including professional cameras with detachable lenses, are allowed. Flash photography is allowed. Video cameras are allowed on Lady Bird Lake.
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Code of conduct
The NCAA and The University of Texas promote good sportsmanship by student-athletes, coaches and spectators. We request your cooperation by supporting the participants and officials in a positive manner. Spectators are reminded that they are prohibited from entering the playing area. Negative comments directed at officials, student-athletes, coaches or team representatives are grounds for removal. The NCAA, the Big 12 Conference and The University of Texas thank you for your cooperation.
There are no concessions around Lady Bird Lake. Water stations can be found just north of the Roberta Crenshaw pedestrian walkway bridge (underneath Mopac).
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For any emergency in or around Lady Bird Lake, including medical emergencies, please call 911.
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The Texas Rowing Center, located at 300 Hearn St., is home to the Texas Rowing program. Visit the Texas Rowing Web page for directions.
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Merchandise (see Longhorns, Ltd.)
Parking is available for FREE on Veterans Blvd.
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Regatta dates and times
Texas Rowing regatta dates and times are subject to change. In the event a regatta date or time change should occur, the information will be immediately posted on TexasSports.com.
Restrooms are located around Lady Bird Lake on the Hike and Bike Trail.
Souvenirs (see Longhorns, Ltd. and Photographs)
Terminology (see Rowing 101 at the end of the fan guide)
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Texas Rowing meets are non-ticketed events.
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Please check the race previews posted on the Rowing page of TexasSports.com two days prior to races for preferred viewing areas.
UT students interested in joining the UT Rowing team should visit the Walk-On Tryouts Web page.
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Rowing 101: A list of important rowing terminology
Bowloaders are the kind of boats that have coxswains which sit in the bow of the boat.
The person who steers the shell from a seat located in the stern or a lying position in the bow.
Eights (8+) and Fours (4+)
Eights and fours are the most common collegiate competitions and the two events held at the NCAA Championships. The plus indicates a coxswain on board.
Head races are the traditional fall regatta, in which boats cross the starting line at full speed at roughly 15 second intervals. The course usually involves navigating three miles of river, around bends and under bridges.
Regatta is the name of rowing events in which several crews compete.
Sculling is the type of rowing where each rower uses two oars.
Shell is the boat used in the rowing races; seats nine people for an Eight and five people for a Four, and ranges in length from 45 feet for a Four to 58 feet for an Eight.
Sweeping is the type of rowing where each rower uses one oar.
Sprint is the type of race that features a course which is 2000 meters long, usually buoyed and from a dead stop and a stake boat. This is the NCAA distance.