See the following important information for this weekend’s Head of the Riverfront Regatta.
Remember, there will be no red Rye Crew tent at this regatta.
We will have a tent provided by the organizers. See map below for tent location. It looks like it is going to be rainy and cold. PLEASE do not forget to have your child pack a rain jacket, rain pants, waterproof shoes, as well as additional changes of socks and clothing. Pack everything in ziploc bags, then have them place the ziplocs in their duffle. Bring 2 large garbage bags–one for the duffle, and one for the wet clothing. I highly recommend your child packing a towel. It is very difficult to change clothes if your body is damp!
Don’t forget to pack your own rainwear, umbrella as well as a change of clothing. This regatta has had monsoon-like conditions in the past!
Don’t forget your binoculars and a chair!
Some information from the regatta master (for more detailed info click here):
DIRECTIONS FOR BOAT TRAILERS/ CAR TOPPERS / HOSPITALITY (UTILITY) TRAILERS ALSO : VEHICLES WITH HANDICAP PERMIT PARKING TAG DISPLAYED More info here: Address: 20 Leibert Road, Hartford, CT just north of Hartford Home of The Greater Hartford Jaycees Community Boathouse. Passenger vehicles, team vans or buses, or any vehicle other than boat trailers and tow vehicle WILL NOT be permitted into Riverside Park at any time on Sunday of the event.
DIRECTIONS FOR SPECTATORS/TEAM BUSES/COMPETITORS
Plan on a 10 minute walk from this parking area to the boathouse. There are steps/ramp connecting the parking area to the park. If you are bringing in food/hospitality items for a team tent, follow the directions for the boat trailers, but be aware that there is a drop off/unload area and that your vehicle will not be able to park in Riverside Park.
PARKING LOT WITH PEDESTRIAN ACCESS TO RIVERSIDE PARK (THE LAUNCH AND RETURN AREA, AND LOCATION FOR TEAM TENTS AND THE AWARDS) This location will place you at the launch site, where the boat trailers will be & the Riverfront boathouse: the finish line is an easy walk from this area, and will take less than 15 minutes. For GPS – input 410 Market Street, Hartford, CT (this will bring you to the CITGO station at the parking lot entrance). A parking fee of $15.00 directly benefits the Riverfront Recapture youth rowing program. Members of our youth rowing team and parents will be on-site to collect your payment in the parking lot.
PARKING ADJACENT TO THE RIVERFRONT PLAZA THAT IS THE FINISH LINE FOR THE REGATTA For those spectators who would rather park near the finish line viewing area, we encourage you to use the Science Center Parking Garage in Downtown Hartford. These directions are for spectators who wish to park as close to the race course viewing area as possible while minimizing the walking distance from parking lot to viewing. For GPS input, this is the Connecticut Science Center Parking Garage at 250 Columbus Blvd, Hartford, CT 06103 NOTE: You will be charged an hourly rate for parking at the Connecticut Science Center parking garage.