Charlotte Youth Rowing, Siskey YMCA: Locations and Directions

Augusta, GA
Home of the Head of the South. This is a very busy race with MANY college, youth and masters crews. Efficiency is important. Viewing of the last part of the race is quite good. Set up the tent and get that trailer space early!

Get Map to Augusta, GA 200 Prep Phillips Dr
Augusta, Georgia 30901

Black Bear Sculling
Our annual summer sculling week for interested rowers. Your coaches lead a group of 8-15 experienced rowers for a week of fun but intensive sculling technique training.

Get Map to Black Bear Sculling 84 Lyme Road
Hanover, New Hampshire 03755
at the Chieftain Motor Inn

Camp Thunderbird

Get Map to Camp Thunderbird 1 Thunderbird Ln
Clover, South Carolina 29710-8810

Catawba Yacht Club
Youngblood Road, on Lake Wylie

From Charlotte, on I-77 South
Exit Gold Hill Rd towards Tega Cay, travel about 2 miles
Right onto 160, travel about 200 yards
Left at 1st intersection onto Zoar Rd, go to the end.
Left at end onto Youngblood Rd.
Go around the traffic circle and out the opposite side.
Left at the large horse barn onto Youngblood Road West.
Continue onto gravel road on Youngblood.
Catawba Yacht Club is on the left.
Park immediately off the road and on the grass.
Please don't drive through the CYC gate on Left

NOTE: Please drive carefully and keep the speed limit. You are being watched!

Get Map to Catawba Yacht Club 19789 Youngblood Road West
Charlotte, North Carolina 28278

Chattanooga, TN (Head of tthe Hooch)
Waterfront site of the Head of the Chattahoochee ("Head of the Hooch") in November.
This is the largest race in N America. It is very important to stake out a tent and trailer site early, and unload boats early. Efficiency is very important here, but rowers spend a long time standing in line with the boats. It is difficult to race more than once here, due to time constraints.

Get Map to Chattanooga, TN  (Head of tthe Hooch) 201 Riverfront Parkway
Chattanooga, Tennessee 37402-1620

Clemson University Rowing
From the North (from Charlotte, NC: 2.5 hours; Greenville, SC: 1 hour)

§         Take I-85 south to exit #19B (Hwy. 76/28 west). Exit toward Clemson University (tiger paws mark the way).

§         Follow Hwy. 76/28 west for approximately 12 miles and exit off onto Hwy. 93 south towards Clemson University Go Left on 93 south.

§         Once on Hwy. 93 south, go through 5 traffic lights. You’ll pass the soccer and tennis facilities on your left and the Esso club on your right.

§         At the 6th traffic light, make a left onto Perimeter Road.

§         Take the immediate, first right onto an unmarked, paved road (If you pass the J. Banks McFadden building or Jervey Gym you have gone too far). This will lead you past the baseball stadium on the left, up a hill and directly to the boathouse.

Only boat trailers will be permitted in the upper parking lot. Regatta day parking for rowers and spectators will be along East Bank Road, next to Tiger Field (baseball field), and the Jervey Athletic Center parking lot. We recommend arriving early or planning enough time to park and walk. Be prepared for a 1/4 to 1/2 mile walk, largely uphill.

Get Map to Clemson University Rowing Perimeter Rd at Hwy 93
Clemson, South Carolina 29631

Columbia Rowing Club, Columbia, SC
1871 Omarest Drive, Columbia, SC, 29210, is the "official" address of the rowing center. That will take you to the end of Omarest Drive. Then just continue straight onto the gravel road and follow it as it turns parallel to the river to the boathouse. Please drive slowly through the neighborhood and take it VERY SLOW from the pavement to the gravel road. Rains sometimes cause erosion, so there can be some bumps as the pavement ends and the gravel road begins.

Get Map to Columbia Rowing Club, Columbia, SC 1871 Omarest Drive
Columbia, South Carolina 29210

Falls Lake Recreation Area (Beaverdam races in Raleigh)
Location of some Raleigh area races. About 3:30 from Charlotte.

NOTE: Map address below is approximate

North on Interstate 485 Outer, go 26.2 mi

I-85 N/Greensboro and merge onto I-85 N, go ~131 mi

Continue straight onto US-70 E (signs for RDU Airport/Raleigh), go 1.9 mi

Take the exit toward Durham/Wake Forest, go Right onto NC 98 E/Holloway St
Continue to follow NC 98 E for 10.4 mi

Take the NC 50 N exit toward Creedmoor, go 4.3 mi

Turn right into Falls Lake Recreation area. (Look carefully for the signs!)
This should be the first right after crossing Falls Lake on NC 50

Get Map to Falls Lake Recreation Area (Beaverdam races in Raleigh) 14811 Creedmore Rd
Wake Forest, North Carolina 27587

First Presbyterian Church (for 2012 Scrambled Ergs Race)
Location of 2012 "Scrambled Ergs", the NC/SC Indoor Rowing Championships. On arrival, look for the signs.

Parking is usually available across from the church in the parking lot off of North Poplar, between Trade and 5th Streets.

Get Map to First Presbyterian Church (for 2012 Scrambled Ergs Race) 200 West Trade Street
Charlotte, North Carolina

Link to Hemby
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Hemby Center of the Siskey YMCA
Our dry land practice site for bad weather days and winter practices.

Get Map to Hemby Center of the Siskey YMCA Happy Valley Drive, Charlotte, NC
Charlotte, North Carolina

Lake Lanier (Gainesville, GA Olympic Site)
Olympic Rowing venue for the Atlanta Olympics

I-85 S toward GASTONIA.
Go 182.3 miles

Take the US-129/GA-11 exit- exit number 137- toward GAINESVILLE/JEFFERSON.
Go 0.3 miles

Turn RIGHT onto US-129 N/GA-11 N.
Go 4.4 miles

Turn RIGHT to stay on US-129 N/GA-11 N.
Go 11.1 miles

Turn RIGHT onto Martin Luther King Blvd/US-129/GA-11 CONN. Follow GA-11 CONN N.
Go 2.0 miles

Turn RIGHT onto US-129 BR/GA-11/PARK HILL DR.
Go 0.9 miles

Turn RIGHT onto GA-284/CLARK BRIDGE RD. Continue to follow GA-284.
Go 1.9 miles


I-85 S toward GASTONIA.
Travel 203.5 miles   

Merge onto BUFORD DR NE/GA-20 N via exit number 115 toward BUFORD
Travel 0.6 miles   

Total Est. Time: 3.5- 4.0 hours. Total Est. Distance: 218.24 miles

Go 0.5 miles   

Turn LEFT onto BUFORD DR NE/GA-20 N.
Go 2.0 miles   

Merge onto I-985 N/US-23 N/GA-365 N.
Go 19.9 miles   

Take the GA-135 exit- exit number 24- toward US-129 N/JESSE JEWELL PKWY/GA-11 N/NEW HOLLAND.
Go 0.2 miles   

Turn LEFT onto GA-365 BR S/GA-13 S/OLD CORNELIA HWY. Continue to follow GA-13 S/OLD CORNELIA HWY.
Go 0.6 miles   

Go 1.5 miles   

Turn RIGHT onto GA-284/CLARK BRIDGE RD. Continue to follow GA-284.
Go 1.6 miles   

End at 3105 Clarks Bridge Rd Gainesville GA   

Est. Time: 37 minutes Total Est. Distance: 26.71 miles

Get Map to Lake Lanier (Gainesville, GA Olympic Site) 3105 Clarks Bridge Rd
Gainesville, Georgia 30506-3721
Lake Lanier Venue Location

Langley Pond, Aiken, SC
I-77 South 75 mi. from I-485.   
Exit 18, take SC-277 S toward I-20 W/COLUMBIA/AUGUSTA ~1.7 mi.      
Merge onto I-20 W toward AUGUSTA ~55 mi.               
Exit 18 take SC-19 S (Left at stop) toward AIKEN ~5 mi.      
Turn RIGHT onto SC-118/UNIVERSITY PKWY. ~ 4.6 mi.            
Turn RIGHT onto US-1 S/US-78 W. ~4.5 mi.      
Turn LEFT onto Langley Dam Road      
    (there will be a law enforcement office: Bell, Surasky and Brown just after the turn,   
   A cemetary will be across the road to the    RIGHT      
Take the first fork to the LEFT – the park will be on your LEFT

Get Map to Langley Pond, Aiken, SC Langley Pond
102-111 Langley Dam Rd
Burnettown, South Carolina 29851

McMullen Creek Market
Winter indoor practice site. Located next to Duncan Donuts, on Hwy 51 between Park Rd and Johnston Rd.

Get Map to McMullen Creek Market 8318 Pineville Matthews Rd
Charlotte, North Carolina 28226

Oak Ridge, TN
Regatta Site for Secret City Head Race,
            John Hunter Regatta
            Oak Ridge Scholastics
            Dogwood Regatta
            SE Regional Junior Sprints

I-485 to I-85 S (west side of Charlotte) Travel ~12 miles

EXIT 17 NORTH on Hwy 321, Travel 32 miles
Comment: this exit is often backed up ½ mile in the right lane.

WEST on I-40, Travel ~184 miles (through the mountains )

TN EXIT 393 onto I-640, Travel 7 miles

EXIT RIGHT onto Clinton HWY NW

I-640 W / US-25W N / TN-9 S @ EXIT 393 toward I-75 N / LEXINGTON. 7.1 mi

CLINTON HWY / US-25W N / TN-9 N via EXIT 3B toward CLINTON. 9.9 mi

Turn LEFT onto TN-170. 3.6 miles

Turn SLIGHT RIGHT onto MELTON LAKE DR. 2.2 miles

Get Map to Oak Ridge, TN 600 Melton Lake Dr
Oak Ridge, Tennessee 37830-7251

Sarasota, FL - Benderson Park
Location of Southeast Regionals 2012. See their website for precise directions.

Get Map to Sarasota, FL - Benderson Park I-75 at University Parkway
Sarasota, Florida

Link to the Siskey Y
Siskey YMCA
Our sponsoring organization.

Get Map to Siskey YMCA 3127 Weddington Rd
Matthews, North Carolina 28210
Genevieve Roy
Phone: (704) 716-4200
Fax: (704) 716-4201

Walthall House

Get Map to Walthall House 10227 Balmoral Circle
Charlotte, North Carolina 28210
Phone: 704-542-5313
Fax: 704-542-4405