Alert Message - Docks have not been installed due to river conditions. We do not recommend launching your boat from Riverside Park or Great River Park.   Learn More

Dock installation has been prohibited due to the late spring flood start and prolonged high water period since then. The river has to be at elevation 6 or lower for us to remove the accumulated silt and install the docks. We recognize that this is atypical of most years, and thank boaters in advance for their cooperation. We will continue to monitor the river levels to determine when it is possible to install the docks and allow boaters to launch from them safely. Until then, we do not recommend launching, and doing so is at your own risk.

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

Thank you to all the teams, athletes, spectators and volunteers who participated in the 20th annual Head of the Riverfront. Spectacular weather and excellent racing defined the day, and we welcomed both crews who race with us each year in Hartford and many teams who joined us for the first time. Congratulations to all the winning competitors. Details about the 2019 regatta, to be held on Sunday, October 6, will be posted as they become available. 

Interested in being a vendor at the 2019 regatta? Register here

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

We wish to thank the US Rowing officials, the many volunteers, and our support from public safety organizations for helping to ensure a fair, safe day of competitive racing. We could not do it without you. 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.

Additional Information:

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