Head of the Hooch - Stämpfli Express

  • Hosted By Atlanta Rowing Club & Lookout Rowing Club
  • USRowing Registered

World’s longest rowing shell will be at the Hooch this year.

The Hooch will be hosting the Stämpfli Express, a 144 foot long rowing shell which can seat 24 rowers and a coxswain. Originating from Switzerland, the Stämpfli Express will be traveling to several US regatta’s including the Head of the Charles (Boston), the Head of the Schuylkill (Philadelphia), before making its appearance in Chattanooga, Tennessee from November 5th-8th.

It’s unique in rowing to have a rowing shell that can seat 24 rowers and a coxswain. The Stämpfli Express is three eight-person shells bolted together to form one rowing shell. Surprisingly, the Stämpfli Express is very stable and even inexperienced people can learn to row this amazing boat.

SIGN UP FOR THIS ONCE-A-LIFE-TIME EXPERIENCE!

The Stämpfli Express will be available to row Thursday and Friday before the regatta and on Saturday and Sunday during the regatta. Anyone, include new rowers and novices, can register for a seat on Thursday or Friday and become a part of the 24x crew. This is a unique way to get a taste of rowing!

On Saturday and Sunday, the Stämpfli Express will be racing during regular Hooch events, therefore only rowers with sculling experience are eligible to register for these seats.

SCHEDULE OF STÄMPFLI EXPRESS EVENTS:

Thursday ($25 per seat):

2:00PM – 3:00PM
3:30PM – 4:30PM
Rowers should be present 30 minutes before the start time. [Be ready to carry the boat to and/or from the slings]

Friday ($25 per seat):

9:30AM – 10:30AM
11:00AM – 12:00PM
1:00PM – 2:00PM
2:30PM – 3:30PM
Rowers should be present 30 minutes before the start time. [Be ready to carry the boat to and/or from the slings]

Saturday (Experienced rowers only; $50 per seat)

11:05AM – Before event 15, Men’s Championship 8+
4:20PM – Before event 32, Men’s Alumni 8+
Rowers should be present 90 minutes before the race time. A Stämpfli shirt will be provided. Boat will launch, row to the start and row back on the clock between regular Hooch events.

Sunday (Experienced rowers only; $50 per seat)

2:30pm – Before event 80, The Octopede 8x
Rowers should be present 90 minutes before the race time. A Stämpfli shirt will be provided. Boat will launch, row to the start and row back on the clock between regular Hooch events.

Please note: Events may be combined or expanded depending on demand.

Website http://www.headofthehooch.org/
Host/LOC Atlanta Rowing Club & Lookout Rowing Club
Contact Chris Lemcke
Email registrar@headofthehooch.org
Phone Please contact regatta via email
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Juniors Yes
HS/Scholastic Yes
Collegiate Yes
Open Yes
Masters Yes
Elite Yes
Adaptive Yes
Inclusion No
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