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 55th Annual General Clinton Regatta Committee is looking to make this year's race and carnival the best ever. The 2017 Hall of Fame inductees has been announced and these indivuals have contributed much to the Regatta and the sport on canoe racing. More information about the races here, and you can find the full event schedule for the weekend here. There is so much to do this year in Bainbridge so make sure you come and join the fun!

Remember early entry deadline is April 24, 2017 and all entries for the Relay and 70 mile Races must be before May 19th 2017.

The start line for the 70 mile races will be moved to Brookwood Point for 2017. Brookwood Point is an Otsego Land Trust ADA approved canoe and kayak launch site that has better parking and easier access to Otsego Lake. Click here for more info.