The Megunticook Regatta is now a 25 year tradition. Partnering with the Maine Rowing Association, we have been hosting the Megunticook Regatta every year in early September. The 2018 regatta was a gorgeous day at Barrett’s cove bringing 40 rowers, ranging in age from 13 to 73, in 35 boats!
The regatta is comprised of two races - a three-mile, and 10-mile race around the lake. At race end, tradition dictates a pancake breakfast donated by Victorian by the Sea. This regatta invites single and double scullers.
With its sparsely populated shoreline and the surrounding Camden Hills, Megunticook Lake is a truly beautiful row. This unique event starts at the foot of the cliffs of Mt. Megunticook in waves of 5 – 7 rowers grouped by event, age and gender approximately 1 minute apart. The 10 mile race threads its competitors through the narrow passages of the lake’s coves and islands, leading to the motto “Not just a race . . . an adventure.” In addition to the 10 mile course, a 3 mile staked course is offered.
CLASSES Open to males and females; all ages; masters, open and junior. Classes will be determined based on demographics of entrants and, therefore, some events may be combined.
BOATS Racing shells, recreational shells, and alden ocean shells; singles and doubles.
EVENT DAY SCHEDULE
7:00 am Registration and Bow Number assignment
7:45 Competitor’s meeting, including important course description
8:30 Start, first group of 10-mile racers. Other groups to follow, 1 minute apart
8:40 Start, first group of 3-mile racers. Other groups to follow, 1 minute apart
9:30-ish Breakfast - followed by awards