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Round Island Regatta

June 1

Celebrate Portsmouth’s maritime tradition at the eighth annual Round Island Regatta on Saturday, June 1st!

Launching from the Peirce Island Boat Ramp, racers will circle around Round Island. We have many exciting changes this year!

Piscataqua Riverfest
The Round Island Regatta is now a part of the first annual Piscataqua Riverfest! This new major event includes a traditional boat show, live music and demonstrators, Sheafe Warehouse exhibit, Gundalow sails, and more. All events are on the same day, between Peirce Island, Prescott Park, and Strawbery Banke. Your RIR registration gets you in the Riverfest for free, and includes post-race food too!

New (optional) Extended Route
If Round Island wasn’t enough for you, there’s a new optional 2 mile long course for rowers and paddlers: the “Lady Isle” race.

Great Little Gundalow Derby for kids
We launched the derby last year, and it was a hit! Kids can assemble Gundalow models (or bring their own custom designs!) and we’ll race the small boats in the current.

Model Radio Controlled sailboat edition
Another new feature, these RC sailboats will have their own race course for the final wave of racing.

Spectators are welcome along the banks of the Back Channel, and commentary will be provided near the boat ramp on Peirce Island.

Early registration is $30 per adult, $15 for kids, and includes entry and a picnic at the Piscataqua Riverfest. Spectators can join the picnic and awards for $25.



June 1


The Gundalow Company