Contact Information:


PO Box 227 Newburgh, N.Y. 12551

Non NRC Member Registration




8:40 am

Event 1 Open One person rowing event


9:00 am

Event 2 Open two person rowing event


9:20 am

Event 3 Open Four person rowing event


9:40 am

Event 4 Open two person Kayaking event


10:00 am

Event 5 Open Single Men's Kayak


10:30 am

Event 6 Open Single Women's Kayak


NRC Member Registration

​Newburgh Rowing Club (NRC) Coaching Staff: 

Ed Kennedy - Head Coach and Programs Director, Certified physical education instructor, and school administrator, 35 years of lifegaurding experience and coaching in 9 sports. 

Newburgh Rowing Club
Bringing Aquatic sports to all.

Pirates of the Hudson valley

List of Certified Coaches:
Sean Kelleher
Kerry Kennedy
John Kennedy
Kathy Mills
Christian Barbosa
Julie Lobiondo
Leif Stepakoff​ 

Board of Directors:
Edward Kennedy

Club President

Leif Stepakoff

Board Chairman

Chuck Thomas

Club Secretary

Debbie Tamas

Club Treasurer​ 

Times may possibly change due to regatta constraints.
As before participants will receive a T Shirt and Pancake Breakfast. 
Top Finishing Times can also receive a medal.
If you do not own your own kayak or rowing shell, NRC will be glad to rent one to you with realizing that we will be letting NRC members use them first. Cost for rental of equipment is $20. Price discounted to NRC members.

The Course
The course starts at the Newburgh Rowing Club's Boathouse, at the Ward Brothers Memorial Park, 2 River Street. This is a challenge not a race. A short one mile course will be available. The course will start and end at a buoy just a few feet north of the NRC boat docks in front of the Dave Tamas memorial pavilion. All participants in each race will head north along the shoreline passing by Ward Brothers Park, The water treatment plant, and the People’s Park of Newburgh. There will be a second buoy in front of the city of Newburgh boat launch all participants should pass around the buoy and travel back south along the shoreline towards the NRC docks. Take care to look out for any boats traveling north on the course behind them.

There will be a Pancake Breakfast and Event T-Shirt for all participants. In addition, there will be medals for top times and prizes for the top female kayak time (overall) and top male kayak time (overall).

This event is a fundraiser to support and increase public access to the Ward Brothers Memorial Park, a city of Newburgh park, where the Newburgh Rowing Club is situated, Shoreline Restoration, and the clean water projects of the Newburgh Rowing Club, including scholarships for free and reduce cost youth rowing, Plastic Free Hudson River, and more.

You are welcome to bring your own kayak, paddle and PFD if you own them. We will have some for rent, priority will be to Newburgh Rowing Club members. Kayak rentals are $20.00 for the day for non-members, and discounted to annual NRC members and include kayak, paddle and PFD. Anyone interested in renting or using any Newburgh Rowing Club equipment must contact prior to the event.

ALL KAYAKERS MUST WEAR A PFD to participate! Do not remove your PFD under any circumstances. Participants will also receive a free tour of the Kennedy Family Rowing Center upon request; and are encouraged to bring sunscreen, insect repellent, your own water, and snacks. There are also events for Rowing in crew shells, see event page.

Please Note the Following:

  • The date for the event is Saturday September 15, 2018.
  • The event start time is 8am and should be concluded by 12 noon.
  • The Hudson River may be rough, depending on weather and tides; kayakers should stay close to shore.
  • Length is half mile each direction for a total of one mile. This could be shortened due to weather.
  • Difficulty is medium
  • Not suitable for children under 12, unless accompanied by an adult
  • Kayakers encouraged to bring boat, PFD, and paddle.
  • Kayaks and crew shells are available for rental as set forth above, with priority to NRC annual members.
  • Pancake breakfast and event T-shirt for all who participate after the event.

Register for Classes

2018 8th Annual Newburgh Paddle and Oars Championship of the World Reenactment

NRC offers scholarships to home schooled students and students from the following school districts:





Hudson Valley Private Schools

Valley Central

Monroe Woodbury

Currently Enrolled College Students

Residents of Newburgh

*You must contact Coach Kennedy for Scholarship Information