Lansing, MI - The Lansing Rowing Club is proud to sponsor the first annual Capital City Sprints rowing regatta on Saturday, August 17, 2013 from 8:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. on the Grand River at Grand River Park, 3001 W. Main Street, Lansing, MI 48917.
There are over 140 entries from 14 rowing clubs across Michigan and Ohio. "We are excited about the wonderful response we are getting from rowing clubs all over the states of Michigan and Ohio," said Tim Fisher, President of the Lansing Rowing Club. "In addition to college, high school, experienced and novice rowers there is an exciting match-up between a former rowing Olympian and the 2011 Head of the Charles Champion," Fisher said. The featured race of the day will pit 2000 and 2004 Olympic Rower Kelly Salchow MacArthur against 2011 Head of the Charles Champion and former Michigan State University Rower Lisa Weise in the Women's Open Singles race at 10:45 a.m.

Viewing of the regatta races is free.