Lift Bridge Regatta

  • Hosted By: Fairport Crew Club Inc.
  • 2018 Registered Regatta


The 14th Annual Lift Bridge Regatta will be held in the historic Village of Fairport on Sunday, Sept. 30, 2018. The races will start at the flood gates just NE of I-490 and finish in Perinton Park near Fairport. Generally speaking, there will be a tail/crosswind and a tail current. All rowers will start from the same location.

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 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 the southern portion of Perinton Park.