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Beak of the Chick 2024


..."Friendliest regatta ever"

Beak of the Chick

Chickahominy Riverfront Park 
1350 John Tyler Hwy, Williamsburg, Virginia

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5th Annual

Beak Week

The BoC is back. 2024 Style!

Sunday 7/21 - The Main Event, Beak of the Chick Regatta

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6:30 am - Regatta site opens

7:30 am - Coach & Coxswain, Safety Meeting

8:30 am - Racing Begins

2:00 pm - Regatta end

Trailers and Parking: 

  • Space will be assigned for trailers, boat rigging, & equipment drop off

  • Parking for spectator and participant vehicles is $10 - cash only please

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 From our Regatta Director, Rebecca

   Welcome to the 9th annual Beak of the Chick Regatta, hosted by Williamsburg Boat Club. We wanted to create a fun regatta that is an unusual distance 3251M for 2024. But whatever it turns out to be, it is guaranteed to be bone shakin' racin'. The course will begins about X meters up river from the finish line which will be right in front of the large spectator area. Bring your binocs if you want, but the finish line is literally right in front of you when you are sitting in your beach chair on the shore. The spectator area is right at the edge of the river.  The view is amazing.  You can see practically the whole race from your chair.  All ages of rower and classifications of boats are welcome.

   The Beak of the Chick is held at the Chickahominy Riverfront Park in Williamsburg, Virginia, one of North America's most popular vacation destinations. The Chickahominy is a wide river and the course is buoyed and uncomplicated, allowing for a wonderful rowing experience for all ages and stages of rowers. 


Park Features

  1. Biking

  2. Boat Access/Launch

  3. Campground

  4. Canoe/Kayak Rental

  5. Fishing

  6. Interpretive Signage

  7. Picnic Areas

  8. Playground

  9. Pool

  10. Restrooms

  11. Store/Concessions

  12. Walking Trails

  13. Wildlife Viewing



There is great camping on site. Chickahominy Riverfront Park features over 120 campsites, including campsites that accommodate large groups. Several campsites have scenic views of the Chickahominy River and Gordon Creek and some campsites have access to water. Campsites include everything from basic tent sites to full hookup sites for RV’s. There are no cabins available. Campers have access to 2 bathhouses with a slop sink at each bathhouse. There is a limit of 6 people (up to 4 adults) per site and no more than 2 tents. Campsites may be reserved 12 months in advance and on a monthly basis. Fees are based on residency; view our Park Fees for more information. Reservations may be made by calling 757-258-5020 or by walk-in. Payment is due when the reservation is made.

Learn more about camping at Chickahominy Riverfront Park


Water Recreation

The park offers a public pool, and a 290-foot lighted fishing pier that’s available for use 24 hours a day and a catch-and-release pond. A fresh water license is required for all fishing in the park for anyone over the age of 16. The park also features a boat ramp to launch personal watercraft and it’s also available for use 24 hours a day. Please stop in the Guest Services Office or use the boat ramp honor box outside the store to pay the boat ramp fee. Canoe, kayak and paddleboard rentals are available for rent all year. View our Park Fees for launch and rental details.

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