Head of the Chickahominy

  • Hosted By: Williamsburg Boat Club
  • USRowing Sanctioned Regatta
  • Cancelled

Welcome to the Head of the Chick Regatta 2023, hosted by Williamsburg Boat Club.


The Head of the Chick is held at the Chickahominy Riverfront Park in Williamsburg, Virginia, one of North America's most popular vacation destinations. The Chickahominy is a wide river and the course is buoyed and uncomplicated, allowing for a wonderful rowing experience for all ages and stages of rowers.  This year we will be changing the course to make it 4000m and it will stay on the Eastern Shore of the river.  This should give us more sheltered water and the shortened course should make the event more friendly to newer and younger rowers and allow for easier double rows of boats and athletes.  

Our park has undergone a multi-million dollar waterfront overhaul that has vastly improved the team and spectator experience by opening up the views of the river from the shoreline.  We've also built a longer start/recovery dock to facilitate more efficient rowing.

If there are any race categories you'd like to enter but are not listed, please let us know.  The initial schedule will be posted by September 15th. We ask that atheltes do not participate in more than two events (excluding coxswains).

Boat and Team trailers can be dropped off the night before or morning of the regatta.    New this year! We will be able to let Booster trailers be dropped off at tent locations.

Middle school events are not separated by gender, feel free to enter as a boy/girl/or mixed lineup.  If we receive enough gender specific entries, we'll separate the events.  The middle school race course will be 2000m and will be a group start.  

There is additional information about the regatta and more information about our summer race, The Beak of the Chick at: Head of the Chick | wmsbrg-boat-club (williamsburgboatclub.org)

Website https://www.williamsburgboatclub.org/head-of-the-chick
Contact Rebecca Newman
Email [email protected]
Phone 757.784.4207
Sanctioned by  
Chief Referee Charles Edwards
Juniors Yes
High School Yes
Middle School No
Collegiate Yes
Open Yes
Masters Yes
Elite No
Para No
Inclusion No
Entry Fees (USD)
Standard Cost Late Cost
1x $50.00 $55.00
2x,2- $55.00 $60.00
4+ $90.00 $95.00
4x $90.00 $95.00
8+/8x $110.00 $115.00
Plus taxes if applicable