Each year, beginning in 1998, Riverfront Recapture hosts 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 15th 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.
If you need a room, please visit our hotel room block at the Hartford Marriott Downtown
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Questions? Please email our Regatta Directors.
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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