Madrid Canoe Regatta
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2023 Dates: Saturday & Sunday, June 10th & 11th
 
C-1 canoes racing at the 2013 Madrid Canoe Regatta, Madrid, NY
The Madrid Canoe Regatta is a series of races held annually over two days in early June on the Grasse River at Madrid Municipal Park, Madrid, NY.  The weekend includes recreational races of three miles, amateur canoe and kayak races of nine and 13 miles, as well as pro races. The pro races include a one mile sprint race and nine and 16 mile marathon races. Amateur and pro marathon races include a 1/4 mile portage around the Madrid dam. Camping is available on-site free of charge.
Race Descriptions
Saturday
  • Madrid Mile is a one mile C-1 Pro sprint race.
  • C-1 Pro race is 9 miles including a 1/4 mile portage around the Madrid dam.
  • C-1/K-1 Amateur Marathon, a NYPRA points race, is 9 miles and includes a 1/4 mile portage around the Madrid dam.
  • Recreational Races are 3 miles in length and upstream of the Madrid dam, circling an island at 1.5 miles, and then returning to the start/finish line.
Sunday
  • C-2 Pro race is 16 miles and includes a 1/4 mile portage around the Madrid dam.
  • Amateur Marathon race is 13 miles and includes a 1/4 mile portage around the Madrid dam.
  • Recreational Races are 6 miles in length and upstream of the Madrid dam.
C-1's at the start of the 2013 Madrid Canoe Regatta
C-1 canoe at the 2013 Madrid Canoe Regatta
Regatta Details
Preregistration is suggested to save time on race day. Race day registrations will also be accepted. Race headquarters is at Madrid Municipal Park, 1835 NY-345, Madrid, NY.
Saturday Race Start Times
  • Check-in Begins: 9:00 a.m.
  • The Madrid Mile C-1 Sprint Race (1 mile): 11:00 a.m.
  • C-1 Pro Race (9 miles): 11:30 a.m. 
  • Saturday Amateur Marathon (9 miles): 11:30 a.m.
    • Any boat  (e.g. C-1, C-2, C-3/C-4, K-1, K-2)
  • Saturday Recreation Race (3 miles): 11:45 a.m.
    • Solo Canoe​ - Men & Women
    • Tandem Canoe - Men, Women, Mixed, Adult/Youth, Adult/Junior, Junior, Unlimited
    • Voyageur/War Canoe & C-3/C-4
  • Awards Ceremony​
    • Awards ceremony immediately following the races!
Saturday Spaghetti Dinner
  • Beginning at approximately:  2:45 p.m.
Sunday Race Start Times
  • Check-in Begins: 8:00 a.m.
  • C-2 Pro Race (16 miles): 10:00 a.m.
  • Sunday Amateur Marathon (13 miles): 10:00 a.m.
    • Any boat (e.g. C-1, C-2, C-3/C-4, K-1, K-2) 
  • Sunday Recreation Race (6 miles): 10:30 a.m.
    • Solo Canoe​ & Kayak - Men & Women
    • Tandem Canoe - Men, Women, Mixed, Adult/Youth, Adult/Junior, Junior
    • Tandem Kayak - Touring, Unlimited
    • C-3/C-4 & Voyageur/War Canoe
  • Awards Ceremony
    • Awards ceremony immediately following the races!
Registration Fees
  • Pro paddlers $35
  • Adults $25
  • SLVP Member $20
  • Student $5
  • Wounded Warrior $Free
  • Weekend rate: 1st race regular fee, 2nd race $10
2013 Madrid Canoe Regatta C-1 start