General Clinton        
Canoe Regatta
May 26 to May 29, 2017
55th Annual

4 Great Days of Racing

4 Great Days of
General Clinton Park
New York

Canoe racing for all abilities from novice to pro- from 5 to 70 mile races

Dan Elwood 5k Run

Music-Flea Market-Fireworks

Carnival Rides

Great Food

Children's Entertainment

In 1963, 2 canoes made a pilot trip down the Susquehanna River from Cooperstown to Bainbridge. This voyage took 18 hours and 25 minutes.
The first race was held July 4th, 1963 and had 45 entries. Winners finished in 11 hours 45 minutes. Today, the race record is 6 hours 34 minutes, 34 seconds.
First place prize in 1963 was $200 and today's first place prize is $3000 and over $25,000 is awarded in prizes over the weekend
The Regatta has grown from the one day event to 4 days of canoe races plus many other events; a 5k run, wrestling tournament, carnival rides, entertainment, food, fireworks and more. There are canoe races for young and old, newbies to pros.
The General Clinton Canoe Regatta brings racers and spectators from all over the US, Canada, Europe and South America to paddle in this premier canoe racing event.
The beautiful upper Susquehanna River valley plays host to this event every Memorial Day weekend and as the event founders hoped does bring visitors to our historical area.
The Regatta thanks the many volunteers and sponsors that have made this the great event that it is.
Hope to see you in May.
Sponsored by
Bainbridge Chamber of

Pro start 70 miler
The Regatta Committee has started work on the 55th Annual General Clinton Canoe Regatta and are striving to make the 2017 Regatta better and bigger thanever. The Race commitee is looking at new events and seeing how to improve on existing races. The Regatta Hall of Fame will meet soon to choose the inductees for this year. Race registrations should open around Feb 1, 2017 Stay tuned for more info.