Poughkeepsie Regatta Head Race

  • Hosted By: Hudson River Rowing Association, Inc.

This race will be held on the 3-Mile "JV" stretch of the Hudson River in Poughkeepsie, NY, which was used for more than 50 years of the old IRA/Poughkeepsie Regatta from 1895 to 1949 .   Due to the long stretch of the Hudson River it is raced on, there are a number of spectating opportunities available along nearly the entire length of the course.  The Northern-most is at Quiet Cove Riverfront Park (1,300m),  Upper Landing Park (4,100m), Victor C. Wayras Park (4,500m) and Kaal Rock Park (Finish Line) or view the entire race course from the Walkway Over the Hudson (4,100m)! Don't miss your chance to experience the autumn beauty of the Hudson Valley while being the first crews in nearly a decade to compete on the same course of "Boys in the Boat" fame!


Coaches and Athletes can find the Full 3-Mile Course Map here (coming soon!) and 2000m Novice Course Map here.

Spectators can find a map of the last 1000m of the course, parks, and parking here!


TO make sure the coxswains are aware the path to take through the bridges please make note of where you should when going under the bridges.