October 2, 2016 | 8:30 am to 5 pm 
Riverside Park

The Head of the Riverfront is a USRowing Registered Regatta. Every USRowing-sanctioned event is led by a jury of USRowing-trained and certified officials, and registration with USRowing designates the regatta as a nationally recognized safe and fair event. Now in its 18th year, the Head of the Riverfront offers head-style competition on the Connecticut River for high school, collegiate and masters rowers.

We accept all entries on a first-come, first-served basis until the registration deadline. Regular registration is open until midnight, September 22, 2016. After that date, until Sunday, September 25, late registrations (including a late fee) will be accepted at the Director's discretion.



Additional Information:
2016 Regatta Packet
2016 Regatta Map


NEW for 2016:
The City of Hartford is more stringently enforcing regulations regarding the set up of tents, cooking grills, and the permitting and inspection process for such structures. As a result, to comply with the direction from the Fire Prevention Chief/Fire Marshal for the City of Hartford, only tents that are rented from and provided by the Riverfront Recapture and have been assured to meet the regulations may be used. Teams must register and submit payment for tents through the regatta tent registration process: no team-provided tents will be allowed to set up. Teams may bring their grills, warming tables, etc, but these must only be operated in the designated space adjacent to, but not underneath, their tents assigned to each organization. Riverfront Recapture will obtain the necessary permits for these uses. Assignment of spaces will be made on a first-come, first serve basis. Tent registration closes on September 18.

Questions? Contact Regatta Deputy Director Gretchen Gregg via email, or at 860.841.7952.

2015 Trophy Winners 

  • Muncie Cup (Men's 1st College 8+): Trinity College
  • LaPerla Plate (Women's 1st College 8+): Trinity College
  • Greater Hartford Jaycees Bowl (Men's 1st Junior 8+): Saugatuck Rowing Club
  • Guzman Bowl (Women's 1st Junior 8+): Saugatuck Rowing Club
  • Turcotte Cup (Men's Masters 8+): New Haven Rowing Club
  • Hobart Family Cup (Women's Masters 8+): New Haven Rowing Club
  • Reige Plate (Men's Junior Novice 8+): RowAmericanRye
  • Mowell Trophy (Women's Junior Novice 8+): Connecticut Boat Club
  • DiscoverRe Cup (Men's 1st Junior 4+): Saugatuck Rowing Club
  • Marfuggi Trophy: Saugatuck Rowing Club

Would you like to become a sponsor of the Head of the Riverfront Regatta? Use this form, or contact Deborah Baker via email or at 860.713.3131 ext. 326 to discuss sponsorship opportunities. 


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