Merrimack Chase

  • Hosted By: Essex Rowing Club, Inc.

The Merrimack Chase is a 3 mile head race beginning at the former Philips Academy Andover boathouse and proceeding upriver to Waterside Tap and Grill on the Merrimack River in Methuen.  The Merrimack Chase attracts rowers of all ages and skill levels and is run entirely by Essex Rowing staff and volunteers.  Essex Rowing's goal by hosting this regatta is to expand the local fall racing circuit while bringing awareness to rowing on the Merrimack River to Methuen and its surrounding communities.  In 2008 we hosted our first event and within the next 6 years we hope to build the race into a major regatta in the region.