Lift Bridge Regatta

  • Hosted By Fairport Crew Club
  • 2016 Registered Regatta

 

The 11th Annual Lift Bridge Regatta will be held in the historic Village of Fairport on Sunday, Sept. 27, 2015. The races will start at the flood gates just NE of I-490 and finish before the Lift Bridge in Fairport. Generally speaking, there will be a tail/crosswind and a tail current. This year, all rowers will start from the same location and the course will be shorter than the varsity / masters course has been in previous years. The finish line is at Perinton Park this year.

The Lift Bridge on Main Street in the Village of Fairport has appeared in Ripley's Believe It or Not because of its unusual construction. The bridge is an irregular, ten-sided structure and crosses the canal at a 32-degree angle. No two angles in the bridge are the same, and no corners on the bridge are square. The bridge weighs 720 tons and is powered by a 40-horsepower electric motor. Clearance under the Fairport Lift Bridge is 6 feet when lowered and 15 feet when raised. 

The Fairport Crew Boathouse is 160 meters (0.1 mile) from the new finish line, facilitating recovery of boats that have completed racing. Launching and Docking will be done at the Fairport Crew docks. The boathouse is located on a portion of Perinton Park.