Lift Bridge Regatta

  • Hosted By: Fairport Crew Club Inc.
  • 2016 Registered Regatta

Located on the Erie Canal, near the Village of Fairport, New York, U.S.A.

The race course runs from the flood gates at the intersection of the Canal with Interstate 490 on the west end, to the middle of the Village of Fairport on the east end. The Fairport Crew Club boathouse is about 2/3's of the way from the start to the finish, closer to the finish line.

The coordinates for the boathouse are: 43.09906, -77.45657

State rules:  ground stakes are no longer allowed for team tents.  $1500 fine.  All tents need to be anchored with weights only

43.09906, -77.45657



There will be a Food Vendor at the race. Anyone who wishes may bring money to purchase food from the vendor.

All spectators are asked to park at the large parking lot for Qualitrol Company, LLC, next door to the Fairport Crew Club boathouse at 1385 Fairport Road (Route 31F), Fairport, New York. The entire parking lot is available, and is only a short walk on the same side of the street to the boathouse. The entrance is opposite O'Connor Road. Qualitrol will be open for business, so please follow signs for the regatta parking so we don't use spaces needed by Qualitrol employees.

For this year (2014), the Town has given us permission to use the lower lot at Perinton Park (listed as 'Spectator Parking' in the photograph, below). However, we ask that you NOT park in that lot. Crossing Route 31F at that location is risky, so if you do park in that lot, proceed east toward the canal and walk to the boathouse on the canal path from Perinton Park instead of crossing Route 31F. For handicapped parking, only, use the upper parking lot at Perinton Park, and walk, or use your wheel chair, on the towpath to get to the boathouse (a relatively level pathway). An aerial photograph showing the correct location of spectator parking is below, beneath this photograph showing parking for competitors. PLEASE NOTE: O'Connor Road has moved and is now directly opposite Jefferson Avenue near the Mobil station on Route 31F.

Restrooms are available in Perinton Park and in the boathouse. We ask that all spectators use the Perinton Park restrooms or the portable toilets near the boathouse and reserve the boathouse restrooms for athletes. Below is a photograph showing the correct location for spectator parking.


The Race Course map is below.