Head of the Occoquan

  • Hosted By: Occoquan Boat Club

UPDATE - Trailer space is full

Welcome to the Head of the Occoquan (HOTO)

The HOTO is a full 5K head race.  Races start 4K upstream from the launch area.  You need to navigate several challenging turns and plan your moves strategically.  /cms/uploads/occoquan_boat_club/files/HOTO%20course%20map.jpg

Race day schedule:

   Saturday:  Registration and weigh-ins opens 8:00,  Coaches/Coxswain meeting 8:45, first race 10:30

   Sunday:  Registration and weigh-ins opens 7:00,  Coaches/Coxswain meeting 7:45, first race 9:00

SPECIAL INSTRUCTIONS - REGISTRATION: Because of Northern Virginia park limits on number of entrants and trailers, all lineups and boat transportation needs must be reported at time of registration.

Event/Lineup Registration closes by the soonest of: 

  1. October 25 @ 10:00 PM EST or: 
  2. When the maximum number of allowed trailers and participants set by the Northern Virginia Regional Park Authority (NVRPA) is met. 

Transportation Registration is REQUIREDhttps://forms.gle/ULSsKwtUc7erdE5b9

Space is limited at this venue. ALL teams coming to the Occoquan MUST tell us how you plan to get your equipment and athletes to the venue.

  1. All boat trailers brought into the park for the regatta MUST be registered. 
  2. All car toppers brought into the park for the regatta MUST be registered. 
  3. All buses and/or team vans MUST be registered.

Team Tent Requests - Need tent space? https://forms.gle/MMYVdeixPqE6kMHv9

Waivers: Every competitor (or guardian of minor competitor) must have executed the OBC HOTO Release of Liability (the “Waiver”) to row in the Head of the Occoquan. The Waiver is accessed through Regatta Central (https://waivers.regattacentral.com/HOTO2023).

Website https://www.rowobc.org/regattas-camps/hoto
Contact HOTO Admin
Email [email protected]
Phone Please contact regatta via email
Chief Referee Not yet posted
Juniors Yes
High School Yes
Middle School No
Collegiate Yes
Open Yes
Masters Yes
Elite No
Para No
Inclusion Yes
Entry Fees (USD)
Standard Cost
1x $43.00
2x $66.00
4x/4+ $105.00
8+ $167.00
Plus taxes if applicable