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Regattas on Lake Quinsigamond

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Competitive rowing teams first came to Lake Quinsigamond in 1857. Finding the lake ideal for such crew meets, avid rowers established boating clubs on the lake's shores, the first being the Quinsigamond Boating Club. More boating clubs and races followed, and soon many colleges (both local and abroad) held meets on the lake. Beginning in 1895, local high schools held crew races on the lake. In 1952, the lake played host to the National Olympic rowing trials. Lake Quinsigamond is currently considered the fourth best natural body of water for rowing in the world. The lake has played host other national regattas such as the US Nationals in 1979 and the US Masters Nationals in 2005.

There is racing taking place on every weekend here starting in late March through the end of May. At least six championship regattas are held on the lake each year including the Big East Championship, Patriot League Championship, New England Fours Regatta, New England Rowing Championship, Men's Eastern Sprints Regatta and New England Interscholastic Rowing Association Regatta.


QRA Regattas

New England Rowing Championships

Worcester City Championship

Quinsigamond Snake Regatta

Quinsigamond Novice Challenge

Caffiene Classic

Championship Regattas

Eastern Sprints

IRA Regatta*

NICR (1993 to present)

  • 2003-2015 ECAC Regatta
  • 2001-2002 Avaya Communications Regatta
  • 1993-2000 Champion International Regatta

Metro Women

Other Regattas


Big East

Patriot League
Patriot Challenge

NE Fours

2002 PIRA*

Catholic Schools Regatta

Ernst Mooser Indoor Rowing Classic

Lake Schedule

Vistor and Venue Info

Weekly Race Results

Local Rowing Programs

*Timed by QRA at another venue