Celebrating
25th Anniversary

The Stonewall regatta was created to celebrate the 25th Anniversary of the Stonewall Riots. 25 years later, we are celebrating the 50th anniversary and 25th respectively, and use these milestones to mark how much progress has been made. But like all athletes, we recognize that there is always room for progress and improvement. For the 25th anniversary, the regatta will celebrate three pillars of our club: diversity, inclusion, and sustainability.

Questions? Want to help? Contact director@dcstrokes.org 

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Sponsors

 

Interested in becoming a Stonewall Sponsor? Contact Jon Roux at development@dcstrokes.org 

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History

Every summer, rowers and spectators from around the greater Washington DC area, nation, and globe gather in Washington, DC for the Stonewall Regatta, hosted by the DC Strokes Rowing Club (DCSRC). Stonewall is the only regatta in North America hosted by a Gay & Lesbian rowing team. 

The first Stonewall Regatta was held in 1994 during Gay Games IV in New York City.
About a year before the Games, DC Strokes Rowing Club (DCSRC) learned that the host committee for the NYC Games was dropping rowing from the sports line-up, and subsequently decided to organize an independent regatta to run concurrently with the Games.

 

In honor of the 25th anniversary of the Stonewall Uprising in Greenwich Village in 1969, considered the start of the gay civil rights movement, this regatta was named "Stonewall Regatta."

 

The original regatta occurred at the Orchard beach Race Course in Pelham Bay State Park, site of the 1964 Olympic Rowing Trials. The event was such a success that DCSRC decided to bring it home to Washington, D.C., where it has since been held every June, typically coinciding with DC Pride festivities. 

Stonewall Regatta follows the commitment of DCSRC to bridge gaps between communities by building an inclusive environment and educating the public not only about rowing, but also contributions by the GLBT community and DCSRC. The event promotes true sportsmanship in an open and inclusive environment, created not only by the participants themselves, but also by the event sponsors and volunteers.

Stonewall does not just highlight and promote rowing in the GLBT community. The regatta also kicks off the circuit of adult sprint race competitions in the mid-Atlantic region and draws serious rowers of all stripes from throughout the area. Join us as the tradition of Stonewall continues this year with our twenty-sixth regatta.

 

Registration

Registration opens: April 29, 2019

Standard Registration closes: May 25, 2019

Late Registration closes: May 29, 2019

 
TRAILER PARKING
ROWER PARKING

ANACOSTIA COMMUNITY BOATHOUSE

1900 M ST SE, WASHINGTON, DC 20003

MARITIME PLAZA

1201 M ST SE, WASHINGTON, DC 20003

Vistor Information

Until Race Day
WELCOME HAPPY HOUR

DC Strokes welcomes all rowers and spectators to join us for the Welcome Happy Hour on Friday, May 31 at The Brig. The event will from 6:00 PM to 9:00 PM.

AFTER PARTY

Following the regatta, please celebrate this milestone event with DC Strokes at Red Bear Brewery at 5:30 pm to 8:00 pm.

209 M St NE, Washington, DC 20002

Closet Metro Station: NoMa-Gallaudete U New York Ave Station

 

Volunteer

Volunteers are a huge part of a fun and successful race day, and help manage and contribute to all aspects of the event. Volunteers set up and take down the course, coordinate vehicle parking, stage boat trailers, guide crews on and off the docks, calculate and post-race results, help at the marketplace, and operate water taxis for officials along the river. 

We need about 90 volunteers for morning (6:00AM - 12:00PM) and afternoon (12:00PM - 5:00PM) or ALL day shifts. Breakfast/lunch and beverages are provided to volunteers during each shift and let’s not forget a Volunteer T-Shirt and admission to the Stonewall After-Party.

Contact volunteers@stonewallregatta.org, if you or your organization would like to participate. 

 

Special thanks to the 2019 Regatta Organizing Committee:

Director: Patrick Krieger

Registrar: Jesse Valdivia

Volunteer Team Lead: DeWayne Lawrence

Adaptive Rower Liaison: Patrick Johnson

Sustainability Coordinator: Elisabeth Morgan Fondriest

Course Director: Patrick Ashley

Site Comfort Coordinator: Dee Marrara

 

Contact Us

PATRICK KRIEGER, REGATTA DIRECTOR

director@stonewallregatta.org

PATRICK JOHNSON, ADAPTIVE LIASON

patrick@athleteswithoutlimits.org

JESSE VALDIVIA, REGISTRAR

registrar@stonewallregatta.org

JON ROUX, SPONSORSHIPS

development@dcstrokes.org

DEWAYNE LAWRENCE, VOLUNTEER CORDINATOR

volunteers@stonewallregatta.org

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