Compo Beach Rd., Westport, CT 06880. Phone: 203-846-9723.
On Saturday, at 9AM the annual Lighthouse to Lighthouse Race will commence. This fourteen/seven mile race is open to all seaworthy human powered vessels. We have a second, shorter course of 7 miles for those who do not wish to race 14 miles, and there will be a four hour time limit on the race so that we can have everyone off the water by 1:00 p.m. Boats having trouble making it back by the deadline will be asked to accept a tow or have their boats picked up and returned to the beach. Racers are asked to make a $60 donation. Last year’s participants included an eclectic mix of small craft including fixed and sliding seat rowers, solo and tandem kayaks and outrigger canoes and SUPs. The L2L now starts and finishes at Shady Beach in Norwalk. Norwalk River Rowing Association is the hosting organization for the “L2L”. Registration and payment pages will be set up on -https://www.racemenu.com/events/13900-Lighthouse-To-Lighthouse-Race. The course, starting at Shady Beach in Norwalk, will go around Sprite Island, head to Pecks Ledge Lighthouse and then go outside of Goose Island and the rest of the Norwalk Islands, continuing down to Greens Ledge Lighthouse. The return is along the same course to finish in front of Shady Beach. Staggered start times will be used, grouping boats of similar style and/or speed. Racers typically finish in two to four hours. Following the race, a beach party will be available for all racers and guests of the racers and volunteers. The party will feature hot dogs,hamburgers,chilli,clam chowder and a raw bar. Guests will be asked to make a $20 donation.