This Memorial Day Weekend marks the 54th Anniversary of the General Clinton Canoe Regatta, a full weekend of events that are sponsored by the Bainbridge Chamber of Commerce. The highlight of the weekend is the regatta – an endurance race that takes place on Memorial Day (Monday, May 30) with contestants launching in the morning from Otsego Lake in Cooperstown and ending 70 miles down the Susquehanna River in Bainbridge, NY that same evening.
Spectators will gather at dawn on Monday morning at Lakefront Park in Cooperstown to view the spectacle of over 1000 paddlers launching their canoes and getting set up for the race start. Following the launch, visitors and friends will cheer on their loved ones at various sites along the shores of the river throughout the route.
There are six different classes of races for the day that begin between 6am and 8am. There are three portage areas along the route: Bassett Dam, Goodyear Lake and Southside Dam. We wish all the regatta participants a day of wonderful weather and safe passages throughout their day! Good luck to all.
For complete information about the event, visit http://www.canoeregatta.org/index.html