Every year the HOCR crew looks for motivated, enthusiastic volunteers to join our team. Our volunteer sign-up form contains a diverse list of committees that require different skill sets. We created a list of possible options below that match racing/rowing experience to different committees. These are only suggestions. Please take the time to read through our committee descriptions before choosing the one that best matches your abilities!

The operational and logistical details of the Head Of The Charles Regatta are overseen by an 10-member volunteer Race Committee (including two Race Co-chairs). The Race Committee meets year-round to manage over 30 committees in preparation for the next HOCR.

Race Committee:

  • Brack Baker (Race Director)
  • Nick Lloyd (Race Director)
  • Natasha Strom
  • Courtney Wilson
  • Ami Mehr
  • Maureen Keefe
  • Lib Diamond
  • James Poulos
  • Roberta Turri Vise
  • Rich Whelan

Race Operations Committees:

Back-up Timing
CBC Facility
Computer Timing and Results Distribution
Emergency Services
FALS Dock Set-up
FALS Field Set-up
FALS Parking
Information Center and Sales
Media Support
Para-Rowing Advisory
Satellite Events
Weigh In

If you are new to rowing, or haven’t rowed in a while, you might consider one of these committees:

FALS Operations
Reunion Village

If you have a good deal of rowing and racing experience, or have worked regattas before, you might want to check out these committees:

River Control
Umpires –  Click Here for information on testing, training, and logistics

FALS = Finish Area Launch Site. This site is where all trailers carrying eights and fours will park and launch. The Rowing and Fitness Expo and Registration will also be located in this area.

SADL = Singles and Doubles Launch site. Smaller boats will launch from Magazine Beach.

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.