? 2019 Wappingers Creek Water Derby


49th Annual Wappinger Creek Water Derby

The Aquatic Explorers would like to thank everyone that came to the 2018 Wappingers Creek Water Derby. We hope everyone had fun and hope to see you next year. Don't forget to mark your calendar!


Race Day 2019

April 27th 2019


We're excited to announce that we will be holding our 49th annual Wappingers Creek Water Derby on Saturday, April 27th 2019.


Updated April 20, 2019: Canoe and Kayak rentals can be arranged ONLY prior to race day. Contact race chairman Phil Sylvester at 845-464-0053. He will arrange a rental canoe or kayak to be on site with appropriate life vest sizes. In addition, contact Phil if you would like to volunteer at the race.



Please complete and return both the application and the waiver. Links can be found below:

Canoe Race Application

Canoe Race Waiver

Further information and race flyer can be found here.

Please visit our site again in the future to obtain the waiver form


Return to:

Aquatic Explorers/Canoe Race

55 Overlook Drive Poughkeepsie, NY 12603




2014 Race Results

2015 Race Results

2016 Race Results

2017 Race Results

2018 Race Results

2019 Race Results



We're also looking forward to adding more sponsors to our event this year.  We're pleased that more and more local groups and businesses have decided to lend their name and support to this wonderful cause.


Applications to sponsor the Water Derby can be found here.




Race Sponsors


A special thanks to all of our sponsors for helping to make our race possible this year, and helping us to make it more enjoyable for all of the people who participate.

These companies and individuals are committed to improving their community and reinvesting some of the money they make in this community back into it.

We encourage all of our members and visitors to visit and patronize these business as often as possible to thank them for their commitment to our community.