Riverfront Recapture is a private, non-profit organization leading the effort to reconnect metropolitan Hartford with the Connecticut River by providing access to four Riverfront parks in Hartford and East Hartford. Each year, beginning in 1998, we host a head style regatta offering competition on the Connecticut River for high school, collegiate, and masters rowers. In 2013, a record-breaking number of rowers from six states competed in Riverfront Recapture’s Annual Head of the Riverfront Regatta on the Connecticut River.
Spectators can get good views on the races along the riverbanks at Charter Oak Landing in Hartford and Great River Park in East Hartford or from Mortensen Riverfront Plaza in downtown. Come enjoy the spectacle of one of New England’s largest rowing events as you cheer on your favorite collegiate, high school, club, individual, and masters rowers.
Event Hours: 7:00am to 5:00pm
Marriott Hartford Downtown - make your reservation. Dining also available at Vivo - discount for Regatta participants.
With spectators from many states in the Northeastern US, the Regatta is a great way to promote your business and support these athletes. If you are interested in sponsorship, please contact Deborah Baker via email or call 860.713.3131 ext. 326 to ask about the opportunities and benefits of sponsorship, or use our online form to sponsor the Regatta now.
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Riverfront Dragon Boat and Asian Festival 2014
Join us for colorful and competitive dragon boat races with Asian entertainment and food! Learn More
Riverfront needs year-round support of our parks, events, and programs. Your donation now ensures our 2014 public events and festivals are funded, and also supports Riverfront’s parks and programs day-to-day. Learn More