Our athletes club-wide continue to train hard in anticipation of the next in the series of fall regattas, Head of the Riverfront, Sunday, October 6.

Head of the Riverfront Regatta (Sunday, October 6, 2013)
Venue: Connecticut River, Hartford, CT
Event Type: Head Race
LOC: Riverfront Recapture

Race Schedule: Click here.

Rules: Click here. Athletes, you are responsible for understanding the rules!

Coaches & Coxswains Meeting: 7:00AM at the Riverfront Recapture Boathouse.

Course Map: Click http://riverfront.org/assets/uploads/files/regattamap_2013.pdf.

Directions/Parking: DIRECTIONS FOR SPECTATORS/TEAM BUSES/COMPETITORS Plan on a 10 minute walk from this parking area to the boathouse. There are steps/ramp connecting the parking area to the park. From North of Hartford, take I-91 South to Exit 33, Jennings Rd. At the end of the ramp, turn left onto Jennings Rd and then take your first right onto Leibert Rd. The park entrance is on your left. From South of Hartford, take I-91 North to Exit 33, Jennings Rd. At the end of the ramp, turn right onto Jennings Rd and then take your first right onto Leibert Rd. The park entrance is on your left.

PARKING LOT WITH PEDESTRIAN ACCESS TO RIVERSIDE PARK (THE LAUNCH AND RETURN AREA, AND LOCATION FOR TEAM TENTS AND THE AWARDS) This location will place you at the launch site, where the boat trailers will be & the Riverfront boathouse: the finish line is an easy walk from this area, and will take less than 15 minutes. For GPS – input 410 Market Street, Hartford, CT (this will bring you to the CITGO station at the parking lot entrance). In lieu of a parking fee, we are asking that you consider a voluntary donation to the Riverfront Recapture youth rowing program. Members of our youth rowing team and parents will be on-site to collect your donations in the parking lot.

DIRECTIONS FOR VEHICLES WITH HANDICAP PERMIT TAG Riverside Park (20 Leibert Road, Hartford, CT, just north of Hartford)

Parking (at finish line): PARKING ADJACENT TO THE RIVERFRONT PLAZA THAT IS THE FINISH LINE FOR THE REGATTA. For those spectators who would rather park near the finish line viewing area, we encourage you to use the Science Center Parking Garage in downtown Hartford. These directions are for spectators who wish to park as close to the race course viewing area as possible while minimizing the walking distance from parking lot to viewing. For GPS input, this is the Connecticut Science Center Parking Garage at 250 Columbus Blvd, Hartford, CT 06103 NOTE: You will be charged an hourly rate for parking at the Connecticut Science Center parking garage.


Bus Departure on Sunday (October 6) – Youth Athletes only:

Athletes should arrive at the boathouse no later than 5:15 am. The bus will depart at 5:30 am with or without you! Bring your own breakfast for the bus if you are competing in an early event.


Bus Return on Sunday – Youth Athletes only:

It is the expectation that athletes stay until the conclusion of our team’s races at regattas. Boats must be de-rigged and loaded onto the trailer. The work must be done. It is also the expectation that athletes travel back to the boathouse on the bus with their teammates. Anticipated return time this Sunday is approximately 6:00 pm. Your athlete will call you when she/he is 30 minutes from the boathouse. Be on time for pickup because the bus chaperones cannot leave until everyone departs.



See you in Hartford!


Norwalk River Rowing


(203) 866-0080



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