The CHARGERS RowSTRONG Regatta on Lake Onondaga Lake will be hosted by the Syracuse Rowing Club. There are 47 entries from 8 clubs.
The Head of the Niagara & Wright Regatta on the Black Rock Canal of the Niagara River in Buffalo will be hosted by the West Side Rowing Club from Frank Lloyd Wright’s Fontana Boathouse. The Boathouse was originally commissioned for the University of Wisconsin in 1905 but was never constructed. The design was included in Wright’s famous Wasmuth Portfolio and was built on its current site in 2007.
For information on the Head of the Niagara & Wright Regatta see: http://www.wsrc.org/
For information on the Fontana Boathouse see: http://www.wrightboathouse.org
One of the top five Head Races in North America, the 30th annual Head of the Rock will be held on the Rock River in Rockford, Illinois hosted by the YMCA of Rock River Valley. In 1984, the Head of the Rock started as “Rowing on the Rock” an exhibition race between the University of Wisconsin and Northwestern University. Then in 1986, the first Head of the Rock drew over 300 rowers from more than a dozen Midwestern rowing clubs. The competition has grown to 597 entries from 51 clubs, the most the event can allow to efficiently launch and retrieve each boat. For live stream: http://www.wrex.com/live
The New Hampshire Championships Regatta will be held in Pembroke, New Hampshire hosted by the Amoskeag Rowing Club on the Merrimack River. There will be 285 entries from 40 clubs. The border between the New Hampshire towns of Bow and Pembroke is the middle of the Merrimack River. The New Hampshire Cup will be presented for the best overall performance by a team. The Ernestine Bayer Cup will be awarded for best time in Woman’s single scull and the Fairwind’s Cup will be awarded for the best time in Men’s single scull. For more information see: www. Amoskeag.org/
The 6th Annual New England Junior & High School Regional Championship Regatta will be held on Lake Quinsigamond in Worcester, Massachusetts hosted by Quinsigamond Community Rowing & Shrewsbury High School Crew. There will be 338 entries from 43 clubs. There will be a drawing at the Coaches and Coxswains meeting for a Concept2 Model D PM4 erg. Each of the 338 entries has a chance to win a brand new erg!
The Head of the Quinobequin will be held on the Charles River in Boston hosted by CRI, CBC, RBC & UBC with 122 entries from 17 clubs. Quinobequin is the Native American name for the Charles River which translates to “meandering.” Charles I named the river after himself when presented with a map of the new territory from explorer Captain John Smith. The Head of the Quinobequin is a junior single scull head race traditionally held the Sunday before the Head of the Charles.
The Head of the Indian Creek will be held at the Shane Watersports Center/Miami Beach Recreational Center in Miami Beach, Florida, hosted by the Ronald W. Shane Center/Miami Beach Rowing Club. There will be 159 entries from 14 clubs. For more information check out: http://www.rowmiamibeach.org
The Occoquan Chase will be held in Fairfax Station, Virginia hosted by the George Mason Rowing Association. The Sandy Run Regional Park is a beautiful, large hilly venue with a long steep walk to spectator viewing. There is a $2 charge for a shuttle that is sure to fill up fast on the return trip!
On the West Coast, the Head of the Port will be held in West Sacramento, California hosted by the River City Rowing Club on the Sacramento Deep Water Ship Channel. See the Web: http://www.rivercityrowing.org
The Head of the Snohomish Regatta will be hosted by the Everett Rowing Association in Everett, Washington at Langus Riverfront Park. Boats are available on a first come, first borrowed basis at the ERA Boathouse located at 300 Smith Island Road.
Good luck to all!