Head of the Trent Regatta

  • Hosted By: Peterborough Rowing Club
  • Sanctioned by RCA and ROWONTARIO

Head of the Trent is an annual regatta held on the historic Trent Severn waterway in Peterborough, Ontario. Participants race along the scenic Trent Canal and Otonabee River in a 4.5km head style race.

The regatta draws competitors primarily from Ontario, Quebec, and the northern United States, with international clubs also participating on occasion. It is regarded as one of the premier events for fall rowing in the region, and competition for entries has grown increasingly more vigorous in recent years. Over 2,000 athletes in over 400 boats race throughout the day making the regatta one of the largest single-day regattas in North America.

Races start at 8:30am and run until sunset with the events split into 6 divisions.  Events range from University, Club and Masters to Junior U19 and Recreational events.  Crews race from the Parkhill Rd. bridge north through the canal at the rowing club up past the foot bridge int he heart of the Trent University Campus. 

The regatta coincides with Trent University’s homecoming celebrations, and provides a unique atmosphere of spectators, festivities and activities. Crews are often cheered along by revelers at the finish line and some of the more narrow portions of the course.

Website http://hotr.ca/
Contact Neil Horne
Email [email protected]
Phone Please contact regatta via email
Sanctioned by  
Chief Umpire/Referee Judy Sutcliffe
Juniors No
High School Yes
Middle School No
Collegiate Yes
Open Yes
Masters Yes
Elite No
Para No
Inclusion No
Entry Fees (CAD)
Standard Cost
Alumni eights $160.00
Coxed Fours and Quads $80.00
Doubles $70.00
Eights $100.00
Single Entry $60.00
ON Seat Fee $2.25
RCA Seat Fee $3.25
Plus taxes if applicable