World’s Largest Plastic Floating Dock..

From the Rowing News Magazine, located at


hooch-01November 29, 2005 – ADAIR, IOWA – As a part of Connect-A-Dock’s continuing support of the rowing community, Connect-A-Dock has delivered two expansive plastic floating docks used at the Head of the Hooch held in Chattanooga, Tennessee on November 5 and 6, 2005. The Head of the Hooch draws participants from all over the country and was voted the best Regatta recently by The Rowing News. It is the largest Regatta in the south and one of the largest Regatta’s in the U.S. with 4,000+ participants and 1,000+ spectators.

“This dock installation makes the popular Head of the Hooch the fall Regatta of choice” said Dave Youland, Vice President, Marketing of Connect-A-Dock Inc.   “Our easy-to-install dock systems are the preferred solution for rowing clubs worldwide. Coaches and athletes viewing our docks at the Head of the Hooch were impressed with our docks and their benefits of exceptional stability, low profile and ease of installation.” said Mark Coy, Connect-A-Dock sales director.

Connect-A-Dock was a key sponsor at the 25th annual Head of the Hooch, held this year at a new rowing venue on banks of the Tennessee River in Chattanooga, Tennessee. The Head of the Hooch organizing committee moved this event to a new 21st Century Riverfront at Ross’s Landing on the Tennessee River. The new riverfront offers a rowing venue second to none, with several unique viewing locations including a pedestrian-only bridge offering a birds-eye view of the event activities. The revitalized Chattanooga riverfront has undergone an extensive $120 million renovation  with many attractions within walking distance of Ross’s Landing including the Tennessee Aquarium, The IMAX Theater, The Hunter Museum of Modern American Art, The Creative Discovery Museum in addition to new and expanded parks and a paved walkway along the river’s edge.

The crowning feature of the new riverfront is the new Connect-A-Dock dock installation. This new installation features two new 12 _’ x 260’ low-profile 1000 series docks and two new 8’ x 50” gangways, believed to be the largest plastic floating rowing dock installation in the world. The stability, low profile and ease of maintenance allow multiple shells to launch and return from the docks at the same time.

“We are very impressed with the dock system that Connect-A-Dock has designed for us”, said Daniel Wolff, Regatta Director for the Head of the Hooch “This exceptional dock was the hit of the event and generated many positive comments. Our new dock made it incredibly easy for athletes to launch and return their shells. We were very impressed with the stable platform provided by our new docks. The addition of this dock has provided us with a truly world-class rowing venue.”

As a trophy sponsor, Steve Teague from Connect-A-Dock presented the Women’s Championship 4+ award at the event.

The Connect-A-Dock systems can fit almost any need, and the versatile modular sections can create many different shapes and sizes with little effort.  Whether it is a rowing dock, a leisure dock or a commercial application, Connect-A-Dock floating docks provide an environmentally safe solution.  Coaches or rowing club representatives are encouraged to visit for more information.

Connect-A-Dock is the official dock of USRowing, and the Masters Rowing Association.

USRowing is a nonprofit organization with 14,500 members and is recognized by the United States Olympic Committee as the governing body for the sport of rowing in the United States. USRowing selects and manages the teams that represent the U.S. in international competition, including the Olympics.

With more than 7,500 individual members, the Masters Rowing Association has been and continues to be the fastest growing organization in the rowing community; its membership has doubled in each year of its existence.


Connect-A-Dock Inc. is a plastic marine products sales and marketing organization. Its current marine product line includes the 1000 and 2000 Series Connect-A-Dock plastic floating dock system and the lightweight Bass Baby® two-person fishing boat. The 1000 Series has a freeboard of 8″ (20.32cm) and the 2000 Series has a freeboard of 17″ (43.18cm). Made from durable polyethylene plastic, the docks never need painting and will not rot, peel or splinter.  Connect-A-Dock contains no foam, making it environmentally safe and completely recyclable.  With unmatched stability and ease of use, the dock can be added on to and reconfigured very easily at any time.

Connect-A-Dock floating docks are winning international acclaim for ease of installation in residential and commercial applications. Connect-A-Dock is located in Adair, Iowa. Connect-A-Dock, Inc. is a subsidiary of Owner Revolution, Inc. also headquartered in Adair, Iowa

Written by