23rd Annual Wye Island Regatta

Event Information: This Annual 13.1 Mile River Race starts at the Wye Landing on the Wye East River, 18 miles southeast of the Chesapeake Bay Bridge on Maryland’s Eastern Shore and circumnavigates around historic Wye Island a natural preserve.  It is the only 100% “people-powered” paddle/rowing regatta in the US.  It features traditional rowing shells with singles, doubles, four-oared and eight-oared rowing; one and two person kayaking; outrigger canoes, regular canoes, lorries and special SUP course (3 mile; 6 mile or 13.1 mile).  The regatta is well marked, highly supervised and timed for those who wish to earn medals.  The 13.1-mile “half-marathon” is well protected from the Chesapeake Bay’s open waters and is delightfully scenic.


On shore, the venue is complete with food and beverage service, vendor tents, ample field parking, awards and event merchandise.  In its 23rd year, the event draws over 500 participants ranging from High School teams and clubs to 80+-year-old paddlers and rowers coming from a dozen different states.  The regatta draws rowers, canoeists, and kayakers from the Mid-Atlantic region to participate in a nature-friendly Chesapeake Bay “green” event.


Annapolis Rowing Club (ARC) serves as the annual host and is a non-profit 501(c)(3) organization located in Annapolis, Maryland. We serve the community and those who love rowing, and those who want to learn to row. We also feature a special cause: Strokes4Survivors.  This special group of cancer survivors receives special training from ARC and come together and row socially with the equipment, coaching and training provided by ARC.  Strokes4Survivors have been featured locally in regional news and magazine publications.  

  1. Cox & Boat Captains Meeting w/ Officials 8:40a
  2. Stand Up Paddle (SUP) Mass Start 9:05a
  3. Kayak Challenge Event - Mass Start 9:15a
  4. Canoe & Outrigger Canoes 9:25a
  5. Miscellaneous Fixed and Sliding Seat 9:35a
  6. Women’s Recreational 1x 9:45a
  7. Men’s Recreational 1x 9:55a
  8. Women’s Racing 1x 10:00a
  9. Men’s Racing 1x 10:05a
  10. Women, Men, Mixed 2- 10:10a
  11. Women, Men, Mixed 2x 10:15a
  12. Men, Women, Mixed 4+ 10:25a
  13. Men, Women, Mixed 4x 10:45a
  14. Women 8+ 11:00a
  15. Mixed 8+ 11:15a
  16. Men 8+ / 8x All 11:30a

Event Entries Click on an event to see who entered.

Maureen Berry1AllAllGirl
Byron Marchant2AllAllGuy
Candice Hill3AllAllGirl
Scott Cooper6AllAllGuy
Crispin Blamphin11AllAllGuy
Malissa Austin16AllAllGirl
Jack Ballard18AllAllGuy
Kevin Owens22AllAllGuy
Mariano Daguiar4AllAllGuy
Jeffrey Matthews5AllAllGuy
Mark Sanfacon7AllAllGuy
Neil Macindoe8AllAllGuy
Bill Sheffel9AllAllGuy
Larry Lubbers10AllAllGuy
Jeff Cook12AllAllGuy
Erik Kauffman13AllAllGuy
Wyatt Everhart14AllAllGuy
Bryan Barton15AllAllGuy
Mary Howser17AllAllGirl
Chris Sperry19AllAllGuy
Basil Tydings20AllAllGuy
Joe Ward21AllAllGuy
Mark Nelson23AllAllGuy

Results Select an event to view results.

Note: All live times are unadjusted and unofficial.

The official 13.1 mile course circumnavigates Wye Island.  There is a 6 mile and 3 mile SUP course which is on the back leg of the official course and marked for SUP racers.

From U.S. 50 East/Bay Bridge (East bound): Turn right on Rt. MD-662 N. (Old Wye Mills Rd.), proceed through Wye Mills, turn right on Wye Landing Lane follow until you see Parking Attendants and Regatta Signs. 

From U.S. 50/301 West/Easton (West bound): Turn left on Rt. MD-662 N. (Old Wye Mills Rd.) then left onto Wye Landing Lane; follow until you see Parking Attendants and Regatta Signs. 


Sep 12, 2015


Wye Landing, MD