Every year athletes from around the world gather for the chance to leave their mark on the Charles. A three-mile race upstream on a river full of bends and bridges promises to keep family, friends and spectators cheering from start to finish.


All competitors must register on-line prior to August 1 (Singles) and September 1 (Doubles, Fours, and Eights). Entry acceptances will be posted online shortly after the close of registrations. Competitors must also register on-site at the Rowing and Fitness expo located in the Finishing Area Launch Site (FALS). Registration begins Friday October 17th.

Rules & Regulations

Athletes and coaches are encouraged to review the latest updates to the rules and regulations for this year’s Regatta. Rule changes may affect the competitor application process, as well as team and individual eligibility.

Coxswain Clinic‬

Prior to race day, it’s strongly recommended that coxswains familiarize themselves on how to strategically navigate the course.

Parking, Launching‬, & Practice

Competitors need to be aware of trailer registration deadlines, as well as proper launch site locations and approved practice times prior to race weekend.

Volunteer for HOCR

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Make this year’s Head Of The Charles® a success. There are many opportunities to get involved over race weekend and before.