*CANCELLATION* The Head of the Colorado also know as the PumpkinHead planned by the Austin Rowing Club for the Lady Bird Lake/Colorado River in Austin, Texas was cancelled yesterday by the Austin Parks and Recreation Department due to dangerous lake conditions. Check the website for more information or to make a donation for the Pulling For Pink event: http://www.austinrowing.org
The Collegiate Small Boat Challenge continues for another day at Mercer County Park in West Windsor, New Jersey. The Princeton National Rowing Association/Mercer hosts 55 entries from 7 clubs. Web: http://www.pnra.org
Tampa, Florida is celebrating Halloween with a Halloween Regatta hosted by the Plant High Rowing Association on the Bypass Canal at Harney Park. For more information see: http://www.planthughrowing.com
The South Shore Invitational, a Novice Challenge will be held on the Neponset River in Boston hosted by the Friends of Milton Crew with 17 entries from 4 clubs. Website: http://www.neponset.org
In the opposite direction so to speak, the North Star Challenge, a head race on the Mississippi River will be held in Minneapolis hosted by University of Minnesota Men’s Crew. There will be 32 entries from 7 clubs. Minnesota Men’s Crew has a few older boats to loan out including a lightweight coxed 4+ and a few Vespoli 8+s if needed. For further information see: http://www.facebook.com/northstarchallenge
The Head of the Eagle, a traditional head race will be held at Eagle Creek Park in Indianapolis. The Indianapolis Rowing Center will host 333 entries from 34 club on the Eagle Creek Reservoir starting at the South pool and finish at the North pool. Gates open at 6am. This will be a dual race with a 4200m head race course and a 1000m buoyed sprint course. Dual sprint racing begins at 3:30pm. Web: http://www.indyrowing.org
The Naples Island Collegiate Rowing Challenge will be held in Long Beach, California, hosted by Cal State Long Beach Crew at Long Beach Marine Stadium on Alamitos Bay. There will be 34 entries from 6 clubs including Master – Open – Collegiate Men & Women – Adaptive – Novice – International in addition to Halloween Themed Race and Hat Races. Check the web for details: http://www.beachcrew.org
Also in California, the Head of the Marina Regatta will be held in Marina del Rey for Master – Open – Collegiate Men – Collegiate Women – Collegiate Men & Women – HS – Junior – Novice, held by the California Yacht Club. Web: http://www.calyachtclub.com
Held since 1989, Portland LO/OP Regatta: Head of the Willamette will be hosted by Oregon Rowing Unlimited and the Portland Rowing Club at Oaks Park. There will be 22 entries from 22 clubs. This is a full race weekend at Oaks Oak with the Portland Fall Classic on Sunday. Web: http://www.oregonrowing.org
The Fall Metropolitan Regatta will be held in New Rochelle, New York. This regatta is for Collegiate Men – Collegiate Women – Collegiate Men & Women.
And the Chicago Dirty Dozen Challenge will be held on the Chicago River in where else but Chicago. Recovery on Water, Inc. the 6k head race from the Damnrich Boathouse. See the web: http://www.dirtydozenchallenge.com/chicago
The Head of the Fish Regatta is always held on the last weekend in October hosted by the Saratoga Rowing Association. The Head of the Fish 2015 is one of the largest regattas in the U.S. attracting 160 team from across the northeast with 2,500 boats to the State Boat Launch on Fish Creek in Saratoga, New York. New this year is shuttle service to and from downtown Saratoga. Web: http://www.sra.org Live feed: http://www.streamlinerowing.com
The Head of the Occoquan will be held both Saturday and Sunday in Sandy Run Park, Virginia hosted by the Occoquan Boat Club. Web: http://rowobc.org/regattas-camps/hoto-general-info/
In Canada, the Canadian University Rowing Championships will be held on both Saturday and Sunday in Antigonish, Nova Scotia. Web: http://www.rowingcanada.org/try-rowing/university
Best wishes to all and have fun on those Halloween Rows!
It’s Halloween, a day traditionally know for trick-or-treating, costume parties, carving pumpkins, apple bobbing, haunted houses, horror films and for rowers we are tricked out in themed costume for our Halloween Row. But I suddenly find spooky sale promotions that even endear a launch off for a Black Friday kickoff. I guess that’s the spooky part.
Eastern Mountain Sports: 24 Hour Flash Sale! Scary Good Deals. This offer is only online, time sensitive and started last night with hours to go.
Land’s End: Celebrate Halloween with 31% off your order. Abracadabra. Broomsticks and cobwebs and old witches brew, we have spellbinding savings for you!
QVC: Skip the Crowds! Our best Black Friday KICKOFF, a month of Holiday Deals. Just in time for the tricked out Hoverboard you have secretly coveted.
Sports Authority: Scary Good Halloween Sale. Save $10 off your purchase of $31 or more. Online Only. Use code SPOOKY31.