Head of the Eagle

  • Hosted By: Indianapolis Rowing Center
  • USRowing Registered (Self-Insured regatta)

Please join us in Indianapolis for the Head of the Eagle - a great end-of-season regatta.  Racing occurs on the beautiful Eagle Creek Reservoir in Eagle Creek Park (ECP).

REGATTA ADDRESS:      7350 Eagle Beach Drive, Indianapolis, IN 46254 in Eagle Creek Park

EVENT DATE:                  Saturday, October 31st (Costumes are encouraged!)

ENTRY DEADLINE:       Sunday, October 25th at 11:59PM EST

LATE ENTRY DEADLINE:   Wednesday, October 28th at 11:59PM EST ($50 late entry fee)

FRIDAY SCHEDULE:    12-6pm    Practice

                                    7:30pm    ECP gates close

SATURDAY SCHEDULE:    6:00am         Park gates open

                                          6:30am         Packet pick up (beach pavilion)

                                          7:00am         Coaches, Coxswains & Blind Boats meeting (beach pavilion)

                                          8:00am         Crews can begin launching

                                          9:00am         Head racing begins

                                          3:30pm         Dual sprint racing begins

The NEW 2015 Head of the Eagle will feature:

  • New Race Day format for 8’s
    • Traditional Head Race coupled with a 1000 meter dual race
    • Dual race pairing based on Head Race finish*
    • Combined performance in the head race and sprint race determines an overall winner
  • 4,200 meter head race course
  • 1,000 meter buoyed sprint course
  • Medals for top 3 finishers for each head race event
  • Foul weather option to insure athletes race
  • USRowing registered and officiated regatta

*Top 16 eights from Masters, Junior (varsity & novice) and Collegiate (varsity & novice) divisions will automatically be entered into the dual sprint race.  If a crew does not want to race, they MUST inform the Regatta Director within 45 minutes of the results being posted

Check the Head of the Eagle website for all information, including the regatta packet, course map, site map and waiver.

Housing available for teams on a budget!!

  • IRC has partnered with Shortridge High School (3401 N. Meridian St.) to provide inexpensive housing Friday night for teams traveling to Indianapolis.  The high school is less than 10 miles from Eagle Creek Park.  
  • There is a fee of $10/rower and coach.  Athletes must provide their own sleeping bags, blankets, pillows and mats/padding.  There is easy access to bathrooms and shower facilities.
  • If you and your team are interested, you must reserve a spot by emailing [email protected] by Oct. 15th.
  • Overnight security will be provided by the school.  Chaperones and Coaches are encouraged to stay with your team.
Contact Jen Floyd
Email [email protected]
Phone (317) 327-7100
Sanctioned by  
Chief Referee Robert Appleyard
Juniors Yes
High School No
Middle School No
Collegiate Yes
Open No
Masters Yes
Elite No
Para Yes
Inclusion No
Entry Fees (USD)
Fee cap: $900.00 per club

Note: to receive the fee cap all entries must be submitted under one account per club