| September 15, 2006
- USRowing and RegattaCentral.com
have announced that The Knoxville Rowing Association (KRA) will host
the 31st Annual Head of the Tennessee Regatta, October 28, 2006. More
than 2,000 of the best rowers representing up to 48 states, will travel
to Knoxville to compete in the largest and oldest rowing regatta in
The 31st Annual Head of the Tennessee Regatta will move this year
from Sequoyah Hills Park to the downtown Knoxville waterfront. Hailed
as one of the most prestigious regattas in the world, the regatta
will feature rowers from college aged to competitors well into their
eighties and nineties.
"We are excited to bring the Head of the Tennessee Regatta
to Knoxville's developing waterfront," said Becky Hancock,
President of KRA. "All preparations for the regatta are in
full swing. The regatta will be a great event for competitors, and
for all those who attend or get involved. We are planning some great
features for our visitors to experience Knoxville and the developing
Event organizers are currently finalizing partnerships with area
businesses and hotels to participate in the event.
In addition, the Regatta is presently searching for corporate sponsors.
"We are developing some fantastic sponsorship and partnership
opportunities for these companies who want to get involved,"
Hancock said. "This event will make a great impact on the local
economy bringing in revenue and putting sponsors in front of a great
The Head of the Tennessee Regatta will bring in rowers from all
over the country. With its move to the downtown waterfront, it's
expected to draw more than 10,000 spectators. According to regatta
organizers, the event will draw more than 2200 competitors and they
expect the regatta to have a two million dollar impact on the Knoxville
For more information on the 31st Annual Head of the Tennessee Regatta
and the Knoxville rowing community, visit www.knoxvillerowing.org.
To learn more about sponsorship opportunities, please contact Terry
Holley at firstname.lastname@example.org or