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Conquer the Current Paddle Regatta

August 10 @ 8:00 am - 3:00 pm

$50 – $140

The Connecticut River Museum’s THIRD annual downriver paddle regatta to benefit the Museum’s education programs will take place on August 10th, 2019 from 8:00 – 3:00. The Regatta is open to all paddle craft: canoes, kayaks, stand up paddleboards and rowboats!

This year will feature 3 race routes:
1. Essex Harbor Recreation Race: The new 3 mile race will start at Pettipaug Yacht Club in Essex and finish at the Connecticut River Museum $45 registration per person, $75 for tandem kayaks and canoes.

2. Eagle Landing Race: The 9 mile race will start at Eagle Landing State Park in Haddam and finish in front of the Connecticut River Museum in Essex. $60 registration per person, $85 for tandem kayaks and canoes.

3. Middletown Distance Race: This 23 mile points race will begin at the boat launch in front of the Wesleyan Boat House located at 35 Harbor Drive in Middletown and finish in front of the Connecticut River Museum in Essex. $75 registration per person, $130 for tandem kayaks and canoes.  Parking is available on the North and South side of the Boat House.

The races are open to men and women age 16 and over, with classes for SUP, Kayak, Canoe and Open. Both races are fully staffed with support and safety boats. Youth ages 12-15 are welcome to participate with a registered participating adult. The races will be followed by awards on the Museum lawn, lunch and activities.

We recommend participants carpool or find alternate modes of transportation back to their cars. The race committee nor the Connecticut River Museum will provide transportation.  To help with carpooling, cars can be left on the upper lawn of the CT River Museum starting Friday evening.  There will be a roped off section on the the upper lawn where boats/ boards/ etc can be stored after the race while participants enjoy the post race festivities.

Please consider bringing a refillable water bottle! We will have drinking water on site and would like to make this event as environmentally friendly as possible!

Registration for the event will be through paddleguru.com or at the Connecticut River Museum:  phone: 860-767-8269 x110 or crm@ctrivermuseum.org.

Upon registration, a detailed Race Sheet will be sent with the daily schedule.

Details

Date:
August 10
Time:
8:00 am - 3:00 pm
Cost:
$50 – $140
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