The Club Crew regatta was first run in 2003 to pay tribute to Dan Merrick and Liz Bills. In 2017, Austin Rowing Club moved to rename the regatta the ARC Hat Race to encourage collaboration and participation with both Juniors and Master Rowers. On September 9, 2017 we had an awesome race that placed both Masters and Juniors rowers in the same boat — some fast rowing occurred and fun was had by all! We’re already looking forward to next year! 2018 — LET’S DO THIS!