Course Description & Traffic Patterns

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The start line is located approximately three miles downstream from the boat launching area. The approximately 2.5-mile racecourse runs North UP RIVER. Contestants should be aware that the Connecticut is a tidal river and that the current is extremely variable. Following heavy rains, the current can be very fast and may contain debris. The race will be against the current.

Hot-seating (of equipment and personnel) will be performed at the crew’s risk of missing an event. Note that we cannot accommodate holding a boat or hot seating on the docks, and that two hours is the minimum we recommend between event times for an athlete or line up to not be late to the line and therefore unable to race. Crews are advised to launch 45 minutes before their scheduled race time. Competitors are responsible for allowing sufficient time to race in one event, land, re-queue, and launch in time for an additional event. We recommend two hours between event start times as a minimum for an athlete or line up to not be late to the line.