2020 Global Remote Event

  • Oct 17, 2020 To Oct 18, 2020
  • virtual
  • Charles River
  • Cambridge, MA (USA)
  • Hosted By: Head Of The Charles Regatta


All proceeds from the event will be donated to the Head Of The Charles x Gold Cup Grant Fund to support rowing programs that serve under resourced communities within the United States.

Whether you are new to rowing or are a seasoned competitor at the regatta, Head Of The Charles is welcoming all participants to our first global remote event. Competitors are welcome to enter as many events as they like. “Historically, our traditional regatta is oversubscribed for each event,” Executive Director Fred Schoch mentions, “this year stands as a unique opportunity for the entire global rowing community to compete.”

Here is an overview of each component of the event week:

Participatory Erg: Race 4702 meters from the comfort of your home! Competitors may row their piece on any rowing machine that counts distance and submit their time to their RegattaCentral entry during the event week: October 9th - October 16th. Submit an individual time, or select the "Aggregate your Score: Teams of Five" to submit an aggregated score with four other friends.

Participatory Water: Complete 4702m from your home body of water! Competitors will use any device that exports a .gpx or .fit file to record at least 4702m during the event week: October 9th - October 16th. Head Of The Charles’ 2020 timing partner, Time-Team, has created a solution to simplify the process of logging and submitting results for 4702 meters. For rowers submitting performances from on the water, as long as the submission is slightly longer than 4702 meters, Time-Team’s software will be able to select the fastest consecutive 4702 meters from that submission. We will be posting specific instructions on how to record and submit your results file in mid-September. Register here on RegattaCentral. 

Competitive Live: Go head-to-head with rowers in your age class - live! Competitors will connect with Concept2 RowErg to the Time-Team software to race live on October 17th against rowers around the globe. To participate, athletes will need a computer, one USB A-B cable, a Concept2 RowErg, and either a PM3, PM4, or PM5 monitor. The live racing day will also feature a broadcast, complete with commentatry from your favorite announcers, interviews with HOCRxGold Cup Grant Recipients, plus some special surprises. More information on how to connect your machine will be posted to the HOCR website in September. 

More information and links to registration can be found at www.hocr.org.

Website http://hocr.org
Contact Registration
Email regatta@hocr.org
Phone 617-868-6200
Juniors Yes
HS/Scholastic Yes
Collegiate Yes
Open Yes
Masters Yes
Elite Yes
Para Yes
Inclusive Yes
Entry Fees (USD)
Standard Cost
Competitive Live $25.00
Participatory Erg $15.00
Participatory On-Water $15.00
Youth Events $10.00
Plus taxes if applicable