The event had 18 clubs, 180 entries and 800 individual participants. This year, Port Rowing raised over $20,000 of which 25 percent goes to Autism Speaks.
Port Rowing took the lead with 12 gold, four silver and three bronze medals.
A highlight of the event came midday with the adaptive/autism race featuring one autistic child partnered with one high school rower.
Steve Panzik of Port Rowing said: “This is a great event for a great cause. Port Rowing is just a small piece of the puzzle.”
The Town of North Hempstead, U.S. Rowing, and all the volunteers “make this a great event,” Panzik said. “We had a beautiful day and great community support, everything else fell into place for us. I am looking forward to many more events here in Hempstead Harbor and on Long Island.”