Head of the Genesee

  • Hosted By Rochester Community Rowing
  • 2016 Registered Regatta

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 rooms at $89 to $109 - great spots!!!!


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> The Head of The Genesee Continues to Grow -in size and favor - forcing a 3rd day of racing. October 9th, 10th and 16th.> > The Head of the Genesee has always been a unique event. Each year on Saturday, head racing for Maters, Open and High School events have always been followed up on Sunday with a collegiate day of racing that features top crews from the north east racing a morning head race followed by paired sprints in reverse order of finish from the morning head race, with times being combined to determine the winners.> > When asked about the new format of a 3rd race day, Regatta Director Tim Giarrusso stated that recent successes in increased satisfaction with the Head of the Genesee Regatta and a desire to grow the regatta have led to a change in the scheduling.> > The Head of the Genesee has improved its' timing system in a way that allows results to be posted well under 20 minutes from race completion and the course buoys marking the course have led to far fewer time penalties. These improvements along with more docks and some of the best water in the north east have seen the regatta grow it's entries. Giarrusso stated they are also proud of ALWAYS running a truly 'on-time' regatta.> > This year the college races are moving to Saturday October 16th - one week ahead of the Charles and leaving Sunday as a travel/recovery day for coaches and crews. We hope this will better support the college programs. Friday afternoon and evening will have unfettered water for coaches to get a light row in ahead of race day and after traveling if desired. The race day will of course retain it's head/sprint combo format.> > This year will be a chance to also get the high school race day off the dreaded SAT test date which is always the same Saturday as the Head of the Genesee. This year high school coaches and crews won't have that worry as the high schools will race on Sunday October 10th, 2010.> This will allow our regatta to offer more classes of races for 1st, 2nd and possibly 3rd fours and eights for coaches and crews and to more closely mimic the format so popular at the Head of the Fish. The big difference for coaches and crews is that you will have FLAT water, get all your races in and we guarantee NO MUD or need for straw!!!> > Saturday October 9th will be focused on Masters and Open rowers with more events and less contention from the high schoolers - this also presents ALL crews more trailer access! We look forward to being your host for 3 great days of rowing.