Popular Rockland Rowing Masters Regatta Returns for the Second Year to Rockland Lake


Get ready to experience the thrill of rowing competition amidst the natural beauty of Rockland Lake State Park. The Rockland Rowing Association proudly announces its second annual Rockland Rowing Masters Regatta to be held on Saturday, June 15, 2024.

Building on the success of last year’s event, this year promises an even more exhilarating and inclusive rowing spectacle, complete with traditional 1000m sprints, the unique Rockland Relays, and a vibrant beer garden to celebrate the spirit of rowing.

Event Highlights:

  • Professionally Designed Course: 1000m course features 10 buoyed lanes with stake boats, promising fair and competitive racing.
  • Scenic Venue: Nestled within Rockland Lake State Park, the venue offers stunning views and a perfect backdrop for both competitors and spectators.
  • Comprehensive Racing Schedule: Embracing the legacy of the Derby Sweeps & Sculls, this event offers a full spectrum of events, ensuring a place for every masters rower.
  • Professional Management: With expert timing and management, participants can look forward to a seamless racing experience.
  • Accessibility: Excellent trailer access and ample parking make participation hassle-free. Located just 20 miles from New York and minutes from the Tappan Zee Bridge, it’s conveniently accessible.
  • Local Amenities: Enjoy the charm of Nyack and the broader Rockland County with its array of dining and hotel options.
  • Innovative Rockland Relays: A test of strategy and team depth, these relay races add a dynamic twist to the day's competition.
  • Youth Engagement: The regatta includes 1000m youth quad races, fostering the next generation of rowers.
  • Boat Rentals: Available for those in need, ensuring everyone has a chance to compete.

"Last year's Rockland Masters Regatta was a tremendous success, drawing competitors from across the rowing community," says Justin Bohan of the Rockland Rowing Association. "This year, we're excited to offer all the races previously enjoyed at New Haven RC’s Derby Sweeps and Sculls, and to introduce even more opportunities for competitive and social engagement. We eagerly await the return of seasoned rowers and welcome new faces to what promises to be a memorable day of racing, camaraderie, and celebration on and off the water,” states Ivan Rudolph-Shabinsky, Rockland Rowing President.

There is no handicapping at this Regatta. The goal is to allow crews to get to experience being on the water with as close to a full 10-lane field as they can get in each event, while still awarding medals to winners in each age category represented in the flight. Online registration is currently open with a deadline of June 5th. For more information and to download a race packet with complete details, visit www.rocklandrowing.org.

Whether you’re aiming to test your speed against the best, enjoy the camaraderie of the rowing community, or simply soak in the scenic beauty and festive atmosphere, the Rockland Rowing Masters Regatta is the place to be.

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