Races are 2000 meters for Junior (age 13-18) and Open (age 19-26) rowers, and 1000 meters for Masters (age 27+) rowers. The 2000 meter races have stake boats at the starting line. The regatta is sanctioned by US Rowing.
The race course is on Superior Bay at the site of the Duluth Rowing Club. However, wind and weather conditions sometimes require moving the race course to Lake Superior across the street from the DRC.
The Duluth Regatta generally attracts a large crowd of spectators who enjoy a festive atmosphere watching exciting races throughout the day.
The 2023 Duluth International Regatta is scheduled for July 15th.