Sign Ups have Commenced for the 2018 Rigidized Metal Regetta

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Sign Ups have Commenced for the 2018 Rigidized Metal Regetta

Buffalo River Fest & The Rigidized Metal Regatta

SIGN UP for the 2018 Rigidized Metal Regatta. The Regatta is part of the The Valley Community Association’s 17th Annual “Buffalo River Fest” which is scheduled for Friday, Saturday, and Sunday, June 15, 16, and 17, 2018.

Rigidized Metal River Fest Regatta


Saturday, June 16, 2018 – Check in begins at 10:00am at Launch Point | 11AM start

  • $20/boat pre-registration ($25 day of event) for kayaks and canoes
  • $30/boat pre-registration ($35 day of event) for ‘build your own’ boat*

Launch Information:

  • Kayak, canoe and paddle board launch: Harlem Rd. & Clinton St., or foot of Smith St.
  • ‘Build Your Own’ (3 mile trail only) launch: Foot of Smith St.
  • Both end at Dead Man’s Creek


Gather yer crew and assemble yer finest vessel for the Rigidized River Fest Regatta! There are 2 course options on the Buffalo River: a 3-mile and a 6-mile. If you build your own boat, you can only register in the 3 -mile course. If you bring your own kayak, canoe or paddleboard, you can choose either course. Note: PDF’s (personal flotation devices) are mandatory!

The 6-mile course will start at 10 a.m. sharp at the Harlem Road Fishing and Boat Access in West Seneca (off Harlem Road approx. 0.3 miles south of junction with Clinton Street, near I-90 Exit 53.)

The 3-mile course will start at 11 a.m. sharp at at Red Jacket River Front Park, 20 Smith St, Buffalo.

Both courses will end at the DEC Ohio Street Public Access Site at the junction of Ohio and South Streets.

An Awards Ceremony will take place at River Fest Park at 2:30 p.m. including live music, food and drink. There will be cash prizes for the Most Creative Vessel and Best-Built Vessel and the Most Creative Vessel also wins the coveted Wilkenson Cup!

Sign up HERE. For more information, please visit or call (716) 849-4780

April 14th, 2018|

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