For many younger and older rowers in the southern parts of New England the Coastweeks Regatta on the Mystic River is the start of the autumn rowing and racing season. The 19th annual Coastweeks Regatta will be held on Sunday 19 September at Mystic Seaport Museum in Mystic, Connecticut.
Rowers of all ages and capabilities are welcome to participate on the 2,000-metre long course from the start north of the I95 Highway Bridge rowing downriver to the finish line at the museum’s North End. There are races for singles, doubles, coxed fours, and quadruple sculls for Youths, Open Class, Masters, and Veterans. For more information and to register please click here.
The day before, on Saturday 18 September, the 8th annual Battle Between The Bridges Invitational Regatta will take place in Mystic. The participants – all top elite U.S. scullers – will row an almost 500-metre course just north of AMTRAK railroad bridge upriver to the drawbridge in the historical downtown of Mystic. Good places to watch these sprinter races are the lawn outside the Mystic Art Center or the Mystic River Park.