Head of the Mohawk

  • Hosted By Aqueduct Rowing Club

The event schedule has changed.  Please check the new times.  9/21, JM


  The waters are receding and the Mohawk River is slowly going back to normal.  Although the grass is muddy, our docks are fine and we are preparing for the regatta. Let's hope the bad weather is behind us for the year.

The Head of the Mohawk Regatta, one of America's oldest and most well-established regattas, will take place on Saturday, October 1st, 2011,at Aqueduct Park on a most beautiful stretch of the Mohawk River. 

The Head of the Mohawk is a 2.6 mile head race on a straight downriver course, starting just below the New York State boat launch site at Freeman's Bridge, and ending at the Aqueduct Boathouse on Aqueduct Road in Niskayuna, NY.  Competition is open to masters, collegiate, open and junior/high school rowers. Singles, doubles, fours and eights are welcome, as individuals, scholastic, college or community rowing teams.  Come and enjoy what this venue has to offer!  The course and the excellent viewing make it a perfect race for both novices and experienced rowers.  Convenient parking, food, concessions and port-a-johns are available on site.  Assistance is offered with parking of cars and trailers. Nearby hotels and the upstate location, off interstate routes 87 and 90, make this a great location at which to compete. 

Please check Rules and Eligibility page for age categories.  They have changed since last year.