Independence Day Regatta

  • Hosted By: Schuylkill Navy of Philadelphia
  • 2016 Registered Regatta
Changes for 2008: The regatta has been moved to Saturday, Sunday & Monday. The police will not allow any access to the Canoe Club before Saturday morning.  We've had to cut events to give time for trailers to arrive and unload. The regatta will start at 11:00 am on Saturday and conclude early Monday afternoon to give competitors, coaches and referees time to travel home and be back to work on Tuesday. For this year only, we've dropped the dash races, mixed doubles, parent/child races, and octuples sculls. We will definitely return to the Friday, Saturday & Sunday format in 2009 and bring back these popular events .

We've tried to make a schedule that works for as many of our various "constituents" as possible. Masters sweep races are on Saturday, as in past years. Masters sculling races are on Sunday, as in past years. Juniors races are on Sunday & Monday. Other races are spread over the 3 days.   A preliminary schedule is posted at

Kelly Drive will be closed on Friday and trailers won't be able to arrive until Saturday morning, so the regatta will start at 11 am Saturday. The regatta will conclude around 1:30 pm Monday so people have time to travel home and be back to work Tuesday morning. To do this, we've dropped - for this year only - the dash races, mixed doubles and masters mixed quads, parent/child races and octuple sculls. They will definitely be back in 2009.