Head of the Gorge and Tail of the Gorge Regattas
- Oct 14, 2023 To Oct 15, 2023
- Esquimalt Gorge Park
- Victoria, BC (CAN)
- Hosted By: Gorge Narrows Rowing Club
- Sanctioned by RCA and Rowing BC (2023)
NEW THIS YEAR
Multiple Para Events
Food & Beverages onsite. Saturday nigh event. - stay tuned for details
VOLUNTEERS ARE NEEDED: Be a part of running this iconic regatta! Many of the volunteer jobs don’t require rowing experience. We encourage the broader Victoria community to participate. Signup to volunteer here
COMMUNICATIONS - Join the WhatsApp group for news and real time updates
COACH / COX / BOW MEETING via Zoom
Time: Friday Oct 13, 2023 07:00 PM Vancouver
Meeting ID: 890 7321 6653 Passcode: 105889
This meeting serves to confirm start times and review the water conditions and procedures at the Tillicum Narrows. Again, for your safety, it is essential that all athletes have a thorough understanding of the contents of this regatta package.
ABOUT THIS REGATTA
The Head & Tail of the Gorge regattas are an iconic BC event, featuring exciting racing and spectacular viewing opportunities, in the heart of beautiful Victoria BC. Teams attend from across BC, Alberta, and the Pacific Northwest, with some coming from as far away as the Maritimes or Europe. By participating, you are contributing to the mythical story of rowing the Gorge and conquering it. Have fun and enjoy the challenge!
The Head of the Gorge (map) starts near Victoria's historic Old Town, runs north under three bridges, shoots through the rushing waters of Tillicum Narrows, and finishes at Esquimalt Park, Most crews wear costumes for the race, and there are prizes for best costumes, The "Angel of the Narrows" guides crews through the rapids of the narrows
The Tail of the Gorge (map) starts in the beautiful Portage Inlet, and runs south under the Craigflower Bridge, to finish back at Esquimalt Park. This regatta features relatively calm water and lovely scenery.
Gorge Narrows Rowing Club is proud to have taken over hosting this regatta. Our focus for this event is on community and bringing together athletes, volunteers and community members to share an appreciation for the gorge waterway and the sport of rowing.
We give thanks to the Lekwungen People of the Songhees and Esquimalt Nations, whose traditional lands and waterways we share daily.
|Chief Umpire/Referee||Gordon Sund|
|Entry Fees (CAD)|
|Rowing Canada 2023 Seat Fee||$3.85|
|Rowing BC 2023 Seat Fee||$3.50|
|Plus taxes if applicable|