-- Last Updated: Aug-26-12 11:03 PM EST --
Ahoy ther mates. There is going to be a Regatta from the Tappan Zee Bridge to the George Washington Bridge on Sept. 8 2012. Is is a combination Rowing, Kayak, Canoe race with several classes. It seems like it is just starting to grow and can use some more paddling support, just check out last years results. it is called the 25k Hudson River Challange. It looks like fun so give it a try.
This is a marathon of a race. The course record is 1 hour and 57 minutes, while there are plenty of vessels finishing in around 3.5 hours. This year’s race should be a bit faster as we will be rowing / paddling with the current. Due to potentially difficult conditions and the length of the race only experienced crews OVER 18 years of age are invited to compete. There will be chase boats along the course however crews will largely be on their own and safety will depend on the safe, orderly, and sportsmanlike conduct of all participants. This year’s course will start at the Nyack Marina (Nyack NY) and run south to the Englewood Boat Basin in Englewood NJ. Following the race there will be food, drinks and an awards ceremony. Competitors, spectators, friends and family are all welcome to join in the after-race celebration.