Seneca Monster Regatta 

Sunday, Oct 1, 2017






Join us on the Seneca-Cayuga canal for an open water / flatwater paddling regatta!

ONLINE Registration for 2017 will be available by September 1.


Race Details


Date:  October 1, 2017
On-site registration 9AM-10AM. Paddler's meeting 10:30AM. First Wave starts at 11AM

*We deeply appreciate advance registrations. Look for online forms here soon*

NOTE: Course change for 2017 that eliminates the carry and instead includes 4 miles across the sometimes formidable Seneca Lake. 

Location: Start will be at Seneca Lake State Park (pending approval).  Alternate start/end locations are being secured.

Location details: Geneva,  New York.  See the course map on this site.

Classes: Most standard NYMCRA classes . This is also a NYMCRA kayak points race.

Distance: 13 miles (no carry)

Course:   (map)
This is a loop that crosses Seneca Lake near the north shore, enters the Seneca-Cayuga canal, and ends at the starting point.  Seneca Lake can be rough here if the wind is out of the south, so prepare appropriately. The first 4 miles are across the north end of Seneca Lake and then into the mouth of the Seneca-Cayuga canal.   
The majority of the course is on the Seneca-Cayuga canal, about 30-50 yards wide, with very little current. Paddlers will turn around before the first lock and dam and return to Seneca Lake, finishing at the starting point. 

Adventure Details


Date:  October 1, 2017
On-site registration 9AM-10AM. Paddler's meeting 10:30AM. First Wave starts at 11AM

Location: Seneca Lake State Park

Location details: Geneva, New York, just off 5&20

Distance: TBD

Course: TBD. Will exclude the open water portion of the course.

Everyone is welcome.  Bring a boat or rent one.  Paddle down the beautiful and historic Seneca-Cayuga Canal.