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Welcome to the 32nd Annual

Textile River Regatta

Sunday, October 2nd, 2011 on the Merrimac River, Lowell MA

The 2011 TRR Charity

No regatta is complete without

Puppies and Kittens!

The TRR will be making a charitable donation to the to the Lowell Humane Society from regatta proceeds.  Please join us and consider making a financial contribution to the shelter today at the Vendor Area of the TRR.  Learn more by visiting their website at  Meow!

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Today is 30-May-2024.

Our thanks to all the competitors, coaches, alumni, vendors, volunteers, and families & friends that made the TRR a success. The rain held off - and given the rash of cancelled regattas this weekend elsewhere in the region, we were thrilled to have overcast skies, good temperatures and very decent water level in the river.

We look forward to seeing you again next year - mark your calendar for TRR 2012 on Sunday September 30th, 2012.  Until that day, we will again be looking at further ways to improve the event - so please do send your feedback to

Jay Feenan, Carl Popolo, Peg Landry and the Textile River Regatta Committee


03 Oct
01 Oct
30 Sep
  • Regatta Packet is posted.  Download to your iThing for convenient reading while traveling to the regatta.  Download the Regatta Packet (PDF).
28 Sep
  • Event Schedule version 3 has been posted.  This is FINAL.
  • TRR names the Lowell Humane Society as this year's TRR Charity.  Join us in supporting this valiant effort.
18 Sep
17 Sep
  • Everyone's favorite topic:  Waivers!  DO THEM ONLINE AT REGATTA CENTRAL.   The TRR is making great strides in being a green regatta and we appreciate your help.  Coaches:  One small piece of paper tells us that you have complied with the waiver requirements - download and sign this form and bring it to check-in at the regatta.
  • Registration closes on 24-Sep.  We may not allow late registrations due to the high pace of entries at this point.  But don't take the chance of incurring our harsh late-registration fees - register now!
  • Version 2 of the Event Schedule will be posted tomorrow - there WILL be slight event shifts, so take note.
20 Aug
  • Event Schedule version 1 has been posted.  Speak now or forever hold your peace.
  • Vendors:  There are no pricing changes from last year.  Please visit the Vendors page for more information on how to rent tent space and place an add on our two web sites.

More about the TRR

The 2009 TRR as seen from above.  >> More pictures.

The Textile River Regatta is an extremely popular 6k head race held on the Merrimack River in the fall. The event is organized by the Merrimack River Rowing Association (MRRA) in coordination with the UMass-Lowell and Lowell High School Rowing programs.

A full range of sculling and sweeps events are included, with competition provided by large entries from many local and regional clubs and colleges. The event occurs a few weeks prior to the Head of the Charles and hence provides athletes with ideal competitive training on a great course with a convenient location.