Regatta Overview

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Since its inception in 1965, The Head Of The Charles®  Regatta has attracted hundreds of thousands of rowers to the banks of the Charles River. Come October, the tradition continues. It’s important for athletes and spectators alike to make sure they have all the proper information to navigate our event-filled weekend.

The Registration Process

Competitors must submit an on-line application form to compete in the 2017  HOCR. Deadlines vary depending on event.
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The Draw

Each year the Regatta receives far more applications than we can accept. For new entrants and for those who did not earn a guaranteed entry in the preceding year’s Regatta, a lottery is held immediately following the Registration deadlines. Read more about how entries are selected online HERE.