27th Annual Tugboat Race

Sunday, September 1, 2019
10:30 am – 3:00 pm

Taking place up the Hudson River around the midtown area of Manhattan.

View the flyer further down at the bottom of this page.

“”Watch epic battles for supremacy in the on-water nose-to-nose pushing and then the line-toss contests when tugs arrive at the finish line at Pier 84.””

Also available is a ride aboard the Spectator Boat for a chance to get a closer view of the races. It’ll be taking off from Pier 83 and west 43rd Street at Hudson River Park. Leaves at 10:30 am with boarding at 10:15 am with tickets available to all.

11:15 am
Parade of Tugs from Pier 84
(located at W. 44th St. & 12th Ave. ) to the
start line @ Pier i @ W. 70th St. in Riverside Park

11:30 am
Race Starts from Pier i down to Pier 84
Noon Tugboats on water nose-to-nose pushing
contests & line-toss competition

1:00 pm
Kid activities on Pier 84

2:00 pm
Awards Ceremony

3:00 pm
Tugs depart

For Tickets visit this page

Learn more at the official page here…

Also, have a look at these youtube videos featuring races from past years:

2013 Tug Boat Race NYC

Published by Jason Bird


Tugboat race nyc 2007 part 1

Published by dmason80


2019 Flyer