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Race Will Feature New Categories, New Prizes and Vessel Development Support from Protohaven

It’s time to throw your paddle into the race. The EQT Pittsburgh Three Rivers Regatta announced today that registration is open for the ALCOSAN 3 Rivers Proud Anything That Floats Race, which will be held Saturday, August 3. Teams can officially enter the race by visiting This year, the race is getting a reboot with new categories and new prizes.

HINT: Big news at the end of this post!

The ALCOSAN 3 Rivers Proud Anything That Floats Race will include four new categories:

  1. The Floating Yinzer N’at: Roll-up your sleeves and dive in to creating the Yinzer-est, most Pittsburghese, floating vessel that ever sailed down the Allegheny. Tie your sails up with gumbands, give a nod to Pittsburgh’s rich tradition, take a stroll down Mister Roger’s neighborhood, slap some of your granny’s pierogies to the bow (for aerodynamic success!) or keep it simple and deck your boat out in black and gold. Show your Pittsburgh pride and see if yinz can sink or swim.
  • River of the Living Dead: They’re coming to get you, Barbara. Calling all zombies!  It’s time to pay homage to the Zombie King himself, Pittsburgh’s own George Romero. Build yourself a zombie craft and chase the dead-end finish line in search for blood, brains, and of course, prize money.
  • Sailing Pep Rally: We’ve got spirit, yes we do, we’ve got spirit, how ‘bout you? It’s time to see if your school pride will keep you afloat! Whether you’re a Knight, a Spartan, a Hawk, a Panther or a Nittany Lion, we want to see your pep rally on the water! Don’t let a lack of team spirit sink your ship!
  • U. S. S. Techburgh: From robots to autonomous cars, Pittsburgh has made its name as the Silicon Valley of the East. It’s time to bring use your engineering savvy and tech-defying smarts to show how Pittsburgh has transitioned from the Steel City to a thriving Tech Town. Just remember, your tech masterpieces can be for design purposes only. They cannot power or help your vessel to stay afloat.

In addition to the new categories, there are also new team prizes. The team that reaches the finish line first will be the overall winner and receive $2,500, which will be donated to a charity of the team’s choice. A panel of local celebrity judges will also be selecting the best designed vessel in each category. Those four winners will each receive $1,000, which will be donated to a charity of their choice. The panel of local celebrities will be announced in the coming weeks.

Regatta info at

A launch party and orientation event will be held June 20 at 7 p.m. at Pittsburgh’s fav maker space…Protohaven.

Email if you’re coming to the launch party!

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