Lift Bridge Regatta

  • Hosted By Fairport Crew Club
  • USRowing Registered

The regatta is held on the beautiful Erie Canal in Fairport, NY.


Races will start in the early morning and conclude in early afternoon. Master, Scholastic, Sculling and Sweep events will be held for both Men and Women.


Racing will begin at the Flood Gates near the I-490 Interstate and finish at the Famous Lift Bridge in the Village of Fairport. The course is approximately 5.500 meters. The Novice Course is typically shortened, starting between Ayrault Rd and the Powerlines.


The Fairport Crew Boathouse is roughly 2/3 through the race. Launching and Docking will be done at the FCC docks. The boathouse is located on a portion of Perinton Park which extends from 2/3 through the race through the finish jut past the Lift Bridge in Faiport.


The Erie Canal towpath runs the entire length of the race and beyond. Only a part of the path is paved. The rest is crushed rock. It is great for watching the entire race. Biking is permitted although it is advisable to keep bikes out of the boathouse area.


We would like to discourage bringing dogs to the regatta. They will have a better time at home.



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


We request that ALL spectators park their cars in the Lower Lot of Perinton Park which is located on the North Side of Fairport Rd. When heading East on Fairport Rd, make a left on O'Conner Road immediately before heading up the hill and crossing the Erie Canal.

Restrooms are available in Perinton Park and in the boathouse. We ask that all spectators use the Perinton Park restrooms and reserve the boathouse restrooms for athletes.