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Annual Wye Island Regatta



The Half Marathon Rowing Challenge 13.1 Mile Regatta

Save the Date 
for the 

25th Annual Wye Island Regatta

Saturday, September 9, 2017

About Wye Island

The 13.1 mile race starts at Wye Landing on the Wye East River, 18 miles southeast of the Chesapeake Bay Bridge on Maryland's Eastern Shore and continues around Wye Island. The race course is over sheltered estuaries with minimum boat traffic and great scenery.  


General Entry Information

The Wye Island Regatta is open to all person-powered boats, including shells (sweep/ scull, racing/ recreational) canoes, outriggers, kayaks, Stand-Up Paddle Boards (SUP's),  Dragon Boats, gigs, and dories.

All Entries/Participants will receive the Wye Island tech shirt in a choice of 3 colors. This is reflected in the Price of registration. Participant T-shirts and sizes will be available Race Day and will be picked up at the Wye Apparel Tent.

All categories of rowers are welcomed – men, women, or mixed crews, clubs, colleges, open (ages 19-26), masters (27+), veterans (60+), novices, high school or juniors.

Wye Island Medallions awarded by boat and age category to first place finishers in competitive categories (two or more entries).


Regatta Safety Plan 

Regatta Committee reserves the right to remove from the race any boat or category of boats deemed unsafe for conditions at race time. Or, it may shorten the race course for some or all categories, if conditions warrant.


T-shirts, Apparel & Food

Wye Island Regatta Shirts and Apparel will be available race day. All registrations include a predetermined number of T-shirts as noted in the registration instructions. We'll offer short-sleeve shirts in both Unisex and Women's as well as Unisex long- sleeve shirts. All short sleeve shorts are a performance tech shirt; 3.5 oz 100% moisture management performance polyester.  Shirts come in 3 colors: white, gray and light green.
The shirts along with other ARC and Wye Island Apparel will be available for purchase race day.