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Head of the Hudson Regatta

  • Dates: September 21, 2019
  • Time: 8:00 AM to 2:00 PM
  • Price: Free to watch
  • Overview

    This is the premier event for the Albany Rowing Center, bringing together hundreds of competitors from high schools, colleges, and clubs from the Capital District, other areas of New York, and surrounding states.

    This year’s Head of the Hudson has over 150 entries from 20 clubs from around New York State. Participants come from throughout the Northeast and compete on the high school, college and club level.

    The regatta consists of twenty different race events, in which adults, juniors, college and recreational rowers, both novice and experienced, compete. Competition will be held in all boat types: Singles, Doubles, Pairs, Quads, Fours and Eights. Spectators will be able to watch the excitement of both sculling and sweeping races.

    This year marks the 32nd anniversary for the Head of the Hudson Regatta, with viewing possible at many points along the course. Competing rowers begin at a start point north of the I-90 Bridge, upstream of the Albany Rowing Center boathouse on the Hudson River and, one after the other, race south to finish at the Riverfront Amphitheatre at Jennings Landing. The fastest time in each race event determines the winner.

    Gold and silver medals will be awarded to the first and second-place finishers in each race event, and special trophies will be awarded to winning teams of certain sponsored races.

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