Sunday, September 8, 2019

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.


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