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Beak of the Chick 2019


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..."Friendliest regatta ever"

Beak of the Chick

Chickahominy Riverfront Park 
1350 John Tyler Hwy, Williamsburg, Virginia

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3rd Annual 

Beak Week

The BoC is back.  We missed you so much last year.  2020 was devastating for more reasons than rowing, but we are back this year.

Last year we had a coaches panel that included

  • Joe Richards - Head Coach, George Mason Women's Rowing

  • Tim Nesselrodt - Head Coach, University of Richmond

  • Ashley Richards - Assistant Women's Coach, Washington College

  • Coach Daniel - Assistant Men's Coach, Washington College

  • Katie O'Driscoll - Head Coach, Catholic University

  • Ashley Saba - WBC Coach, Ohio State Rower Class of '18


Monday 8/2 - Coaches Panel for Juniors & Seniors looking to row in college.

Tuesday 8/3 ... Free Movie Night "The Boys of '36" 8:30pm showing at the Chickahominy Park Pool (bring your friends, chairs, drinks) Popcorn provided by Village Bank

Thurs 8/5 ... Pre-Beak Beer Happy Hour 5pm Billsburg Brewery

Friday 8/6 ... Regatta Setup 4pm

Sat 8/7 ... The Main Event, Beak of the Chick Regatta

6:30 am - Regatta site opens

8:00 am - Coach & Coxswain, Safety Meeting

8:30 am - Opening Event "50 meter Raft Race" Parade

9:00 am - The Beak of the Chick - Main Event









Trailers and Parking: 

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

  • Parking for spectator and participant vehicles is $10 - cash preferred, but cards accepted

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 From our Regatta Director, Alan

   Welcome to the third annual Beak of the Chick Regatta, hosted by Williamsburg Boat Club. We wanted to create a fun regatta that is an unusual distance. 1000meters of bone shakin' racin'. The course begins 1000meters up river from our Chickahominy River Bridge. The race viewing is amazing.  You can see the whole race from your chair.  All ages of rower and classifications of boats are welcome.

   The "Beak, Beer & BBQ Festival" with local craft beer and bbq food truck vendors.  Again, we will feature our "Beast of the Beak" Fitness Challenge hosted by Crossfit 1607.  We will begin our Beak racing with a 50meter Raft Race.  Bring your blow-up rafts and join the fun.  All events will be viewed from the Chickahominy Riverfront Park (newly redesigned) shoreline.


   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.