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46th Annual Buffalo Bayou Partnership Regatta presented by Gillman Subaru

March 10 @ 7:30 am - 2:00 pm

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Congratulations to all of the Participants!  2018 Buffalo Bayou Partnership Regatta Results

Join us for Texas’ largest canoe and kayak race – the 46th Annual Buffalo Bayou Partnership Regatta on March 10th! Paddlers, ages 12 and up, are encouraged to participate in the 15-mile race along the scenic Buffalo Bayou. Whether you are entering competitively or paddling for pleasure, you won’t want to miss out on this longstanding Houston tradition! Online registration is now closed. Day-of registration is $60 per person.

The Buffalo Bayou Partnership Regatta is rain or shine. If cancellation does take place due to severe water or weather conditions, all entry fees will support the work of Buffalo Bayou Partnership. Note that there are no refunds given for Buffalo Bayou Partnership Regatta registration fees.

Downloads:
2018 Rules and Boat Specifications
2018 BBP Regatta Waiver (Participants need to print, sign and return at packet pick-up or day-of race)
Helpful Hints for Regatta 2018
2018 Canoe and Kayak Vendor List
2018 Entry Form (for military and students, please email a valid student or military ID to info@buffalobayou.org to receive the online discount code)
2018 Team Sponsorship Form
Bob Wright, Sponsorship Chair

 


RACE DAY INFORMATION:

WHEN:
Saturday, March 10, 2018

WHERE:
Starting Line: 7700 San Felipe (just west of Voss)
Finish Line: Allen’s Landing (1001-1005 Commerce Street)

SCHEDULE:

  • 7:30 am: Day-of packet pick-up and day-of registration at San Felipe and Voss
  • 9:00 am: Race begins
  • 11:00 am: Free finish line festivities begin at Allen’s Landing featuring live zydeco music and food and drinks available for purchase
  • 1:00 pm: Awards ceremony
  • 2:00 pm: Regatta and festivities end

    Trophies will be awarded to the top three paddlers in Teams, Recreational Canoe, Recreational Kayak, and Unlimited Divisions.

IMPORTANT RACE INFORMATION:

Free shuttle service for all participants (no boats) will be provided by The Wave at the Finish Line from 11:30 am to 3:30 pm near Allen’s Landing. The shuttle will transport participants back to the Start Area at 7700 San Felipe.

Race begins at 9:00 am (with 5 starts):

  • 9:00 am: ICF K-1/Surf Skis and Solo Unlimited (NOTE: this will be an in-water start)
  • 9:10 am: Team Sponsors and Recreational Class Canoes
  • 9:20 am: Recreational Solo Kayaks (long and short)
  • 9:30 am: Unlimited
  • 9:35 am: Non-Competitive and Day-of Registrants (will not be officially timed)
  • Participants can place their boats on the slopes of the bayou (perpendicular to the bayou) 10 minutes prior to the start of their division.  Boats nor competitors can touch the water until the start of their division.  Any participant not complying with the above will be disqualified.

EARLY PACKET PICK-UP:

Paddlers who register by 11:59 pm on Tuesday, March 6 will be eligible for early packet pick-up. Packets include boat numbers, Regatta t-shirts and additional race information.
DATES & TIMES:
Thursday, March 8 from 4-7 pm
Friday, March 9 from 11am-2pm

LOCATION:
Buffalo Bayou Partnership Office
1019 Commerce Street, Suite 200 (at Main Street) (map)
Houston, TX 77002
Paid parking located behind Spaghetti Warehouse or meter parking (free after 6pm) on Commerce Street and surrounding area.

If you have any changes to your Regatta registration (i.e. paddler names, contact information, boat classification, etc.), please notify Rebecca Leija at rleija@buffalobayou.org ASAP.

 

 15.5-mile Race Route (view map)

Map at Finish Line for boat pick-up


PAST BBP REGATTA RESULTS:

2007
2008
2009
2010
2011
2012 (canceled)
2013
2014
2015
2016
2017
2018

 

Details

Date:
March 10
Time:
7:30 am - 2:00 pm
Event Category:

Venue

Allen’s Landing
1001 Commerce Street
Houston, TX 77002 United States
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