Stonewall Regatta

  • Hosted By DC Strokes Rowing Club
  • USRowing Registered
The Stonewall Regatta is held on the Anacostia River located in SE Washington, DC. All events will be 1000 meters.  Download a copy of the course mapA handout will be available on race day as well.

Conditions: Thecourse is on a wonderful stretch of water starting just before the SousaBridge (Pennsylvania Avenue) and finishing between the double I-295 bridges. Typical conditions for this course are ideal for sprint racing, with minimal cross-winds, generally flat water, and slow surface currents. 

Start and Finish: The start will be just before the Sousa Bridge and races will be run downriver towards the boathouse. The finish will be between the double I-295 bridges and just in front of the Anacostia Community Boathouse.  

Launching and Warm-up: Launching takes place at the Anacostia Community Boathouse.Thedock space at this boathouse is limited, so we will be running 10-minute centers on each race to help alleviate crowding at and on the docks. All boats will use the down-river dock and will warm up along the course up to the start and in the basin just up-river from the start and the Sousa Bridge.  Maps will be available diagramming proper navigation of the river and bridge arches. 

Directions to Anacostia Community Boathouse

From Virginia:
Take I-395 North across the 14th Street Bridge Proceed past the Maine Avenue exit. Get into the left lane and head towards I-295. Proceed past the South Capital Street exit. Take the next exit for 6th Street SE/Navy Yard. At the bottom of the ramp, go through the two lights. At the next light, make a RIGHT onto 8th Street SE. Proceed to M Street,SE and take a LEFT. At the second light, make a RIGHT onto 11th Street,SE (EXXON Station to the left). The next traffic light is N St.Continue straight on 11th Street SE and take a LEFT onto O Street SE.

From Maryland:
Take I-295 South. Pass exits East Capital Street & Pennsylvania Avenue. Take the exit for Suitland Parkway. DO NOT GET OFF THE RAMP. Follow the ramp around a full 360 degrees and re-enter I-295 North. Take the first exit for Washington Navy Yard & I-395. Go over the bridge and get into the right middle lane. Merge right following signs for the Washington Navy Yard. Immediately after crossing the bridge take the fork in the road to the LEFT. Come to a light (which is 11th St) and continue straight into the Washington Navy Yard in order to access visitor parking. If not parking make a wide LEFT turn at the light. DO NOT GO BACK OVER THE BRIDGE. Go through the light and proceed to the stop sign, which is O Street and make a LEFT onto O St SE.

Additional Directions for Stonewall Regatta

Participants and trailer parking:
Participants can be dropped off on O Street SE and cars will be directed through OSt SE and up 12th Street SE to go back to the Navy Yard parking garage at 11th and O St SE. THERE WILL BE NO PARKING ON O STREET SE. Trailers will be directed into a lot behind the boathouse buildings for trailer parking and boat rigging. Additional lots for trailering are available near the intersection of O St/Water St and 12th St SE.  This area is for participants, boats and trailer parking only. Trailering area will fill up on a FIRST COME, FIRST SERVED basis.

Spectators and ALL car traffic:
Parking will not be allowed on O Street SE, so for those wishing to park: Use the O St gate (11th and O St SE) into the Washington Navy Yard and follow the regatta volunteers to park in the designated garage. From the garage, the boathouse is within walking distance down O St SE. Look for the sign that reads "Anacosita Community Rowing Center". Spectator viewing is across the river in Anacostia Park. There is also more parking across the river.

Getting from the boathouse side to Spectator viewing in Anacostia Park (southeast) side of the river:
From the participant drop-off area, follow 12th Street SE away from the boathouse and up to M Street SE. Take a LEFT on M Street SE and a LEFT on 11th Street SE. Stay to the left on 11th and enter the freeway(I-295). Take the Anacostia Park exit. Take a RIGHT at the bottom ofthe hill. Take a RIGHT onto Anacostia Dr. Park anywhere along the river and enjoy the regatta.

Getting back from the Anacostia Park (southeast) side of the river to the boathouse:
Go back to the access rd that you took when exiting the Anacostia Park exit. Turn back up this road. It will take you back under the freeways and up to Good Hope Rd. On Good Hope Rd. you will come up to a stoplight that will guide you back to I-295. Go onto I-295 and follow the signs that say Washington Navy Yard. Go up to M Street SE and take a LEFT, take a LEFT onto 11th Street SE and go down to the boathouse or the Navy Yard parking garage.

Walking from the boathouse to the Anacostia Park (southeast) side of the river:
If you are walking, then go up the walkway away from the boathouse. Turn RIGHT out of the walkway and walk about 80 to 100 feet. You will see a stairwell that leads you up to the bridge. Simply walk across the bridge and claim your seat on the grass in the park.