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Conquer the Current Paddle Regatta
August 10, 2019

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 paddle boards and rowboats!

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

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

3. Arrigoni Bridge Distance Race: This 23 mile points race starts at the Yankee Boat Yard, 54 Riverview St, Portland, CT 06480 and finishes in front of the Connecticut River Museum in Essex. $75 registration per person, $130 for tandem kayaks and canoes.

The races are open all 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    Questions?  Call 860-767-8269, ext 110 or crm@ctrivermuseum.org.

A detailed Race Sheet will be sent with the daily schedule close to the regatta date.

Paddle Program – Come Paddle With Us!
July 6, 2019

Explore the North, Middle, South Coves, and Nott Island on Kayaks, Stand Up Paddle Boards (SUPs), and Canoes.

The 2 hour paddle price includes your vessel, a laminated map to show you the best spots to paddle, and a Personal Flotation Device (pfd). These paddles are self -guided.

Admission to the museum is only $5 with price of paddle! 

Book Your Paddle Today!

Come paddle during the week – just give 48 hours notice.

Private Paddle Tours with our Education staff are available. These paddles must be booked in advance.  Please contact the Director of Education, Suzanne Burns, for pricing and information. 860-767-8269, ext  113 or email sburns@ctrivermuseum.org.

Plan Your Paddle!

June: Saturday and Sunday – 8 am, 10 am, and 2 pm
July and August: Saturday and Sunday – 8 am, 10 am, 12 pm, and 2 pm
September and October: Saturday and Sunday – 10 am, 12 pm, and 2 pm

Each paddle is 2 hours.

Single Kayak, Stand Up Paddle Board (SUP)/ $25 member, $35 nonmember

Tandem Kayak, Canoe/ $35 member, $45 nonmember

Book Your Paddle Today!