41st Head of the Rideau Regatta - Sunday September 28, 2014
August 29, 2014
The Ottawa Rowing Club, is pleased to invite you to attend the 41st running of the Head of the Rideau Regatta to be held on Sunday, September 28th, 2014 at the Rideau Canoe Club facility at 804 Hog’s Back Road on the Rideau River at Mooney’s Bay in Ottawa.
The Head of the Rideau regatta is Ottawa flagship rowing regatta held continuously every year since 1973. Rowers enjoy a scenic 5.2 km race along the Rideau River culminating with an exciting finish in Mooney’s Bay. Rowers from all over Ontario, Quebec and the North Eastern US participate annually in this challenging head race held each autumn.
Open to varsity and club rowers alike, the Head of the Rideau offers races for all ages and boat classes, with a short course race for novice athletes. Race weekend will kick off with the Rideau Canal Flotilla on Saturday morning at 8:00 am through Ottawa’s downtown core on the scenic UNESCO World Heritage waterway; the Rideau Canal. Launching will be at Dow’s Lake and participants will row down the canal to the National Arts Centre. The flotilla this year will be limited to ‘Singles’ boats only.
Sunday boasts a full day of racing, from 7:50 A.M. until 17:30 P.M. Spectators can enjoy the regatta from one of several enjoyable vantage points: the Hog’s Back Park/Bridge overlooking the finish line, Mooney’s Bay Park and Beach alongside the course, or from the marina directly across the river from the Canoe Club. Awards will be presented Sunday immediately following the regatta at the Rideau Canoe Club facility.
Registration is open now until September 19th at 12:00 noon.
An information package for the regatta can be downloaded here.
Do not hesitate to contact us with any questions at: firstname.lastname@example.org.
Regulations and the event list for the 2014 Head of the Rideau regatta on Sunday, September 28 are now available.
The regatta starts and finishes at the Rideau Canoe Club on Hog's Back Road. Here's the map to find it.
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2013 Head of the Rideau on North Country Public Radio
October 4, 2013
Listen to Brian Storosko and others talk about last weekend's the Head of the Rideau on North Country Public Radio in upstate New York.