Head of the Schuylkill Regatta

  • Hosted By: Head of the Schuylkill Regatta
  • 2020 Registered Regatta

THANK YOU for celebrating 50 years of the Head of the Schuylkill Regatta

The 2020 Head of the Schuylkill Regatta is “virtually yours” (or anybody’s for that matter!) as you can compete from wherever you are, on your favorite rowing machine or body of water. Join us in celebrating our 50th anniversary by connecting with community and moving the words “we are all in this together” into action.

There will be separate events for the self-submittal of times on erg and water during October 18th-25th, and live racing on October 24th.  


Race 4150 meters from your favorite place, any time during event week October 18th – 25th (DEADLINE EXTENDED). Competitors may row their piece on any rowing machine that counts distance and submit their time.  Individual and team events will be offered.  Note: Paddle erg events will be 2050 meters.   Click here for directions regarding self-submittal of results.


Race 4150 meters from your favorite body of water, any time during event week October 18th- October 25th. Competitors may use an NK SpeedCoach GPS or any device that records their meters and time to submit during the event week.   How to Register and Submit Results with a Speed Coach Model 2 with Training Pack

LIVE ERG (Synchronous)

Go head-to-head with rowers for 4150! The HOSR is partnering with HereNow to bring you LIVE racing. The event will be held on Saturday October 24th. You will experience a virtual race through a 3D rendering of the Schuylkill River. Competitors will start in a head race fashion chasing the boats ahead of them down the course. Competitors will connect their phone with a Concept2 Erg (with PM5 monitor) or an RP3 to race live against rowers from around the country and world. 


Registration for all events will open on September 26th.

Registration deadline for the live events: October 14th at 11:59pm. Late registration closes October 19th at 11:59pm. 

Registration and results submission deadline for participatory rowing machine and water events: October 25th (DEADLINE EXTENDED).

Summary of Events

Classification Events Details
Gender: Female, Male, Mixed
Event Categories: U15, U17, U19, Collegiate, Championship, Para, Masters, Alumni, Parent/Child, Coxswain, Corporate Challenge
Boat Classes:

1x, 2x, 4x, 4+, 8+, Paddle Erg

Veterans singles, Masters team events, Parent/Child, Alumni, and Corporate events are time-adjusted in the HOSR. 

All proceeds from registration fees will be dedicated to Philadelphia City Rowing and HOSR Love Where You Row initiatives.  You can read more about the fund here

HOSR is proud to partner with fall regattas as part of the USRowing Virtual Fall. Punch your card for a chance to win awesome prizes!

Check out the Head of the Schuylkill on-line store by BOATHOUSE for limited edition gear. 

And be sure to tune in and join the conversations happening each evening, beginning with an Opening Ceremony and Concert on October 18 at 7pm.  See the full schedule and subscribe to our YouTube Channel.

Visit www.hosr.org for more details.

Website http://hosr.org/
Contact Jen Wesson
Email [email protected]
Phone Please contact regatta via email
Sanctioned by  
Chief Referee Not yet posted
Juniors Yes
High School Yes
Middle School No
Collegiate Yes
Open Yes
Masters Yes
Elite Yes
Para Yes
Inclusion Yes
Entry Fees (USD)
Standard Cost
Live Erg Double $30.00
Live Erg Eight $80.00
Live Erg Four $50.00
Live Erg Single $20.00
Participatory 2x Team Events $20.00
Participatory 4x Team Events $30.00
Participatory 8+ Team Events $40.00
Participatory Single $15.00
Youth Participatory Double $15.00
Youth Participatory Eight $30.00
Youth Participatory Quad $20.00
Youth Participatory Single $10.00
Plus taxes if applicable