First race of the fall season is held at the Burlington waterfront. Race time is 9:30. This is an awesome venue to watch the race. Over seventy youth from the area, and as far away as Maine will participate in the James Wakefield Rescue Row in Burlington Harbor.  

The following schools often race; Rice, Champlain Valley Union High School, Vergennes Middle and High Schools, the Hannaford Career Center in Middlebury, Mt. Abraham, BFA St. Albans, Vinalhaven Maine High School, Hull Rowing School and from Station Maine, based in Rockland.