Join us on Sunday, 20th October 2019 for the 3.8 km Rising Tide Waterfront Solutions® Head of the Raritan Regatta. This small-boat masters regatta is sure to challenge even the most seasoned rowers on the historic Raritan River in Middlesex County, New Jersey. The regatta begins at the Albany Street Bridge in the heart of historic downtown New Brunswick, NJ and ends 3800m downstream in Edison, NJ. 

 The Rising Tide Waterfront Solutions Head of the Raritan Regatta is a processional 'head' race wherein crews row against the clock, leaving the starting gate every minute. The event is open to all rowers, novice to hotshot, in racing singles, doubles or pairs.

This event is sure to become a fall rowing classic!

**Corporate 8+ Challenge being added for the 2020 Regatta!**

Parking & Launching

Parking and boat launching is from the Regatta Village located at:  

Donaldson County Park

South 2nd Avenue

Highland Park, NJ 08904

Car-topped boats may use the shell trailer in the parking lot for temporary storage.

Please check-in with Dockmaster before launching.

Course Description

  • Crews launch and recover from Donaldson County Park (Highland Park, NJ)  
  • Row north to marshaling area along Highland Park side of the river
  • Marshaling & warm-up area is between Albany Street Bridge & Amtrak Bridge
  • Racing south from Albany Street Bridge (New Brunswick, NJ) to NJ Turnpike Bridge (Edison, NJ) along New Brunswick side of the river
  • Spin, and return to recovery-dock at Donaldson Park
  • Buoy line down the center of the river separates upstream crews from downstream racing crews


07:00 Park Gates & Regatta Village Open

08:15 Rowing Safety Meeting

09:00 Racing Commences

12:00 Racing Ends

Registration & Eligibility

Registration now open through

All competitors must be USRowing members in good standing to be eligible to compete.

Results & Awards

Results will be posted at the Regatta Registration tent during the regatta as well as to RegattaCentral and 

Medals will be awarded to the fastest crew in each event. Medals may be picked up at the registration tent as soon as results are made official and published.


Files coming soon.

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