Head of The Christina

  • Hosted By: Wilmington Youth Rowing Association
  • 2019 Registered Regatta

COACHES AND COXSWAINS MEETING @ 7:45 AM 

The meeting will take place on the second floor of the boathouse

Trailers should arrive Sunday morning, if you must come in on Saturday please let me know.

Hello and Welcome to the Head of the Christina 2019

We want to thank all the teams returning again to the regatta and thank the new teams or any who have been away for a few years and are back now.

Please use this link to see a video of the race course, keep in mind that the finish line is no longer marked by the WRC docks and will instead be marked by a large bridge (WRC is directly across the river from WYRA now).   https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=k9Jrfwxui6A

That video is a good way to familiarize your coxies and bow seats with the course.  Speaking of coxswains we do allow and even encourage the use of experienced (non-novice) coxies in the novice races. 

The river has a good current and is tidal so it can be difficult to navigate if you are not on top of your game.

High Tide is at 6:54 AM

Low Tide is 1:36 PM

High Tide is 7:18 PM

The tide will be going out for the morning races and coming in in the afternoon

We have moved the finish line back to its original location this year as the construction that impeded the race last year has been removed. The course will be approximately 4200m from the 495 bridge to the 'engine room' at the end of the Shipyard Shops. 'Big Boats' (4+, 4x, 4x+, 8+) will launch from WYRA at 500 East Front St, and Small Boats will launch from WRC, at 501 A Street across the river. 

Please use the links to the left for specific information.  Be sure to know the regatta rules and things specific to the City of Wilmington.  Most importantly, NO GRILLS, there is to be no cooking or even using grills or other things to heat food.

The schedule will be posted on http://www.rowtown.org 

Thank You

Website https://www.wyra.org/hochr
Contact Will Beardell
Email beardell@udel.edu
Phone (302) 547-5950
Sanctioned by  
Chief Referee Daniel Swartley McArdle
Juniors Yes
HS/Scholastic Yes
Collegiate No
Open Yes
Masters Yes
Elite No
Para No
Inclusive No
Entry Fees (USD)
Eights$130.00
Fours$95.00
Quads$95.00
Doubles/Pairs$55.00
Singles$40.00