Come Boating! 2019 Rowing Regatta Information

COME BOATING! presents the 19th Annual Regatta on Saturday, August 17, 2019!

This year, the Regatta will be a 3.75 nautical mile race starting at noon, click here for the race course. Pilot Gigs and any rowed or paddled boats are welcome, the registration fee is $35 per rower or cox. All entrants must be able to complete the entire course in 60 minutes or less.

Please register BEFORE 5:00pm,  August 15th.  Register Here

Registration is now open. In-person sign-in with assignment of boat numbers, etc. will be held from 9:00am – 10:30am at Come Boating!’s tent which will be set up near the Boat House at Steamboat Public Landing. Coxswain and skipper’s meeting at 11:30am, and the race begins at noon – click here for the Coxswain meeting sheet. Afterwards, all participants should join us for a luncheon, award of prizes and good company!


The Regatta is part of Belfast’s Harbor Fest, a celebration of boats and Belfast’s marine heritage. Waterfront activities will include the National Boatbuilding Challenge, maritime exhibits, demonstrations and speakers, a blueberry pancake breakfast, children’s nautical activities, live music, and delicious food!

Race Schedule:

9:00-10:30 am Registration & Check In

11:30am Coxswain’s Meeting – All Participants

Noon 3.75 Mile Race (individual boats started every 30 seconds)

1:30pm Lunch and Awards in various classes

Parking: Parking for Pilot Gigs will be provided by the City of Belfast near the Launching Ramp. Other vehicle parking is available in various city parking lots. Please be aware that the City of Belfast does ticket.

Rest Rooms: Public rest rooms are available right near the launching ramp, as well as in the Boat House near the starting/finish line.

Race numbers: Race numbers will be provided at the time of registration and should be taped to both sides of your bow.

For more info call Regatta Coordinator, Susan Cutting at 603-372-2074 or email

PIC_0308Enjoy this great photo album of the 2015 Regatta by Liz Fitzsimmons!