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Annual Wye Island Regatta


2019 Wye Island Regatta Announcement:
Annapolis Rowing Club will not host the Wye Island Regatta in 2019, due to safety and logistical challenges. We will focus on events near Annapolis and will re-assess for 2020. If you have comments or ideas, please email We have enjoyed hosting this event at such a beautiful venue and with a diverse set of competitors over the years, thanks!

The 13.1 mile race starts at Wye Landing on the Wye East River, 18 miles southeast of the Chesapeake Bay Bridge on Maryland's Eastern Shore and continues around Wye Island. The race course is over sheltered estuaries with minimum boat traffic and great scenery.  

The Regatta is open to all person-powered boats, including shells (sweep/scull/racing/recreational) canoes, outriggers, kayaks, Stand-Up Paddle Boards (SUPs), Dragon Boats, gigs, and dories. There are categories for every skill level!

NOTE: Regatta Committee reserves the right to remove from the race any boat or category of boats deemed unsafe for conditions at race time. Or, it may shorten the race course for some or all categories, if conditions warrant.


25th Annual Wye Island Regatta

Saturday, 9 September was our 25th Anniversary of the Wye Island Regatta.  You can view photos of the event, here.