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Conquer the Current Paddle Regatta 2021

July 31, 2021 @ 8:00 am - 1:00 pm

Conquer the Current!



  • We are again partnering with our friends at Surfrider’s Connecticut Chapter.
  • Registration closes on 7/30/2021. THERE IS NO SAME DAY REGISTRATION.
  • This is a One Way Race, Point A to Point B. Registrants must find their own rides to/from each location. Uber is available in our area.
  • This fun race/regatta is open to all non-motorized safe seaworthy paddle craft including, but not limited to: canoes, kayaks, stand up/prone paddleboards, rowboats, surf skis, shells, currachs, outrigger canoes…

All proceeds benefit the Museum’s education programs.

Race Route:
The 9 mile race starts at Eagle Landing State Park in Haddam and concludes in front of the Connecticut River Museum in Essex.

Open to men and women age 16 and over, with classes for SUP (All), Kayak and Open/ Miscellaneous- note the classes may change based on registration numbers. The race is staffed with support and safety boats. Youth ages 12-15 are welcome to participate with a registered participating adult, or as pre-approved by the race committee based on proven paddling/ water safety prowess.

Registration for the event is through paddleguru.com    Questions?  Call 860-767-8269, ext 113 or ainsall@ctrivermuseum.org.

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

Date/ Times:

July 31, 2021 8:00AM to ~1:00PM

Starts at Eagle Landing State Park Haddam and ends at Connecticut River Museum Essex (not a loop race)

Start- Eagle Landing State Park (Gazebo), 14 Little Meadow Rd, Haddam, CT 06438

Finish- In front of the Connecticut River Museum, 67 Main St, Essex, CT 06426

Registration Fees:

$60 per solo vessel, $80 per multi-person vessel

While we will have safety vessels, this race is strictly for paddlers of an intermediate to advanced level that are comfortable to safely paddle potentially against wind and potentially intense boat/wind chop for 9 miles. All paddlers must wear a USCG approved personal flotation device. All standup paddleboarders must have a PFD and leash, no exceptions.

Check the site for updates as we get closer to paddle day!

Please find modes of transportation back to the cars in Haddam. Neither the race committee nor the Connecticut River Museum will provide transportation.  To assist with carpooling, cars can be left on the upper lawn of the CT River Museum starting Friday evening.  Participants must plan to arrange for transportation back to their cars. The race committee/ Connecticut River Museum does not provide transportation!

Paddlers are responsible for bringing their own hydration and nutrition.




Thank You to Our Sponsors for this Event:

Tower Laboratories
Bogaert Construction
Reynolds Garage and Marine
Essex Savings Bank
Safe Harbor Marinas



July 31, 2021
8:00 am - 1:00 pm
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Connecticut River Museum
67 Main Street
Essex, CT 06426 United States


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