The Heart of Texas

The Heart of Texas Regatta, a USRowing Nationally Recognized Regatta, is held annually in February, making it one of the first sprint regattas of the spring. Since 1983, Austin Rowing Club has had the pleasure of hosting this fast-paced regatta on Lady Bird Lake. In the beginning, the regatta was primarily for visiting crews and today the event has grown to include Masters, Open and Junior events across two days of racing. Held on a seven lane, fully-buoyed 1,000 meter course with a state-of-the-art starting platform, this regatta sees over 500 entries with 1,000+ competitors annually.


Saturday, February 24th & Sunday, February 25th, 2024


Standard Registration:

  • Opens January 8th, 2024 @ 6:00 AM CST
  • Closed February 13th, 2024 @ 10:00 PM CST

For more information please contact our Regatta Director at

Late Registration:

  • Opens February 14th, 2024 @ 12:01 AM CST
  • Closes February 20th, 2024 @ 1:00 PM CST

Registration and more info on RegattaCentral
2024 HoT Regatta Packet


Previous years RESULTS


The Heart of Texas Regatta is located at Festival Beach Park on Lady Bird Lake, Austin, Texas. Venue map showing team tent locations and boat lay down locations.

By Bike – Bike racks are provided in the park and storage is available at the venue tent; bring your lock. Austin Bike Map

By Trail – Everyone is encouraged to walk or bike the trails to reach the event. Lady Bird Lake Trail Map

By Public Transport – Capital Metro routes 21 and 22 serve the venue. Capital Metro System Map – Capital Metro Trip Planner 

Trailer Parking – Please see the overview and detail maps of trailer parking. Trailers shall be parked in an eastbound orientation on Chicon Street. 

Venue Parking – Limited parking is available within one block of 1600 Nash Hernandez Senior Road, along the south side of Nash Hernandez Sr. and where available on Chicon and Comal. All visitors must honor traffic cones, barriers and No Parking signs or risk ticketing or towing.


Austin Rowing Club recommends competitors and fans stay at the Holiday Inn Lady Bird Lake. This Holiday Inn is a short walk to the race course. Please contact hotel staff at 1-512-634-1274 for team sales.

Volunteer Information

This is an Austin Rowing Club event that is primarily volunteer run. Information will be posted a few weeks prior to the race.

For more information, please contact the Volunteer Coordinator at

For a full description of parking, rules and eligibility, and race schedule, please visit RegattaCentral. 


Contact Information

General Inquiries:
Volunteer Coordinator:


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