Sunday, October 6, 2019 | 8:30 am to 5 pm 
Riverside Park

Celebrating its 21st year, the Head of the Riverfront offers head-style competition on the Connecticut River for high school, collegiate and masters rowers. 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.

Team Registration: Regular regatta registration is open until midnight, September 26, 2019. We accept all entries on a first-come, first-served basis until the registration deadline. Following the registration deadline, additional waitlisted entries will be evaluated based on our ability to accommodate them, and upon acceptance also be subject to the late entry fee. Registrants are encouraged to not wait until the last days before the deadline to enter.

Tent Reservation: 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. Deadline for tent registration is midnight, September 20.


2018 Head of the Riverfront Trophy Winners:

  • Muncie Cup (Men’s 1st Collegiate 8+): Wesleyan University
  • LaPerla Cup (Women’s 1st Collegiate 8): University of Connecticut
  • Discover RE Cup (Men’s 1st Junior 4+): RowAmerica Rye
  • Guzman Bowl (Women’s 1st Junior 8+): Saugatuck Rowing Club
  • Turcotte Cup (Men’s Masters 8+): Riverfront Recapture
  • Hobart Family Cup (Women’s Masters 8+): Greenwich Crew
  • Greater Hartford Jaycees Bowl (Men’s 1st Junior 8+): RowAmerica Rye
  • Reige Plate (Men’s Junior Novice 8+): Saugatuck Rowing Club
  • Mowell Trophy (Women’s Junior Novice 8+): Saugatuck Rowing Club
  • Marfuggi Points Award: RowAmerica Rye


Please direct all media inquiries to Tara Cantor via email, or at (860) 986-8553. 
Other questions? Please contact Regatta Deputy Director Gretchen Gregg via email, or at (860) 841-7952.


Season Sponsor:

In Kind Sponsors: 
Carter Realty

LAZ Parking

Hartford Marriott