2019 Charlie Butt Regatta


April 27, 2019

Rower Schedule

Buses will not be available for this race. Rowers need to be dropped off and picked up at PBC. There will be no transport to or from W-L. It is a good idea to plan ahead to arrange a carpool to take your rower(s) down to PBC. Drivers who wish to avoid Georgetown traffic might consider dropping off their rowers at the Key Bridge Marriott, but walkers should travel in pairs.

Student-athletes should take direction from their coach regarding what time they should arrive at PBC. With that in mind, most will be required to arrive two hours before the start of their race.

Race Schedule & Results

Regatta Heat Sheet (coming)

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The Event

The Charlie Butt Regatta is a Virginia Scholastic Rowing Association (VASRA) Regatta held annually on the Potomac in honor of legendary coach Charlie Butt. Charlie founded Washington-Lee High School’s Crew program in 1949, coached our team for 41 years and helped to organize many of the rowing programs in our area. This is our only home regatta of the season, so we hope parents and families can attend and participate.

Boosters will be hosting a picnic starting at 12:30pm in the field adjacent to PBC, between the aqueduct and the Washington Canoe Club.

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Other participating high school crew teams will have their tents closer to Washington Harbor and Thompson’s Boat Club.

Race Course

Boats start upstream on the Potomac from PBC, pass under the Key Bridge at about half-way, finish near Washington Harbor and Thompson Boat House. Best views are the from Georgetown waterfront park.



Potomac Boat Club is located at 3530 Water Street, N.W., Washington, DC 20007. There is typically very limited parking outside of the boathouse, and the spots just in front of the building are reserved for senior PBC members at all times. On regatta day parking will become increasingly difficult in the area, so allow plenty of time to find a space or consider walking across Key Bridge from the Key Bridge Marriott which has a garage where you can park for about $20 a day (ask your rower how they cross the bridge and where to find the stairs that will take you directly to the PBC). There is also street parking right next to the biking trail that leads down to the Marriott and to Key Bridge

There is also a public garage 2-3 blocks down from PBC on Water Street.


Race t-shirts are usually for sale by Thompson Boat House (where the finish line is) or there may be a shirt vendor walking around the event. Bring cash or check. Proceeds support VASRA.