USRowing Masters National Head Race Championship

  • Hosted By: USRowing
  • 2016 Owned Regatta

Event Photos Available:

Jason Dell Photography: Head of the Cuyahoga and Masters National Head Race

Dave Dressler Photography: Masters National Head Race only

2012 Masters National Head Race Initial Start List

2012 Masters National Head Race Confirmation Packet

Masters National Head Race Initial Schedule (Tentative and subject to change)

2012 Masters National Head Race Entry Packet (Updated 6/13 to include Penalties and information for Foreign Crews)

Regatta Weekend Timeline Important dates and times for the complete regatta weekend.

Best Places to Eat in Cleveland

Course Tour Video Get your first look at the course on the Cuyahoga with the view from both the rower and coxswain perspectives.

Course Tours:

Due to the safety concerns associated with rowing on the Cuyahoga River NO visiting crews will be allowed to row on Saturday September 15th. To give coaches, scullers, and coxswains an opportunity to preview this challenging course we will be offering a course tour on the Holiday, a local touring boat. An experienced coach/coxswain will give inside tips on how to expertly steer the course & gain an advantage over you competition.

Where: Tour will depart from Cleveland Rowing Foundation dock. Boathouse is located at 1003 British Street, Cleveland, OH 44113.

Time: 5pm or 6:15pm, boarding will begin 15min prior to start of tour.

Cost: Early registration deadline 8/31/12. $10 per person before early registration deadline. $15 per person after early registration deadline.

Boxed Dinner: Can be added for $10 from Feed Me. Includes a turkey BLT wrap or a grilled vegetable wrap. Both come with fruit salad, chips, chocolate chip cookie and bottled water.

Length of Tour: Approximately 45minutes.

Registration: Must register & pay ahead of time.

Contact: Pat Poole at with questions.

Do you want to race at the USRowing Masters National Head Race but don’t have a way to get your boat to Cleveland?
The Cleveland Rowing Foundation (CRF) will facilitate boat rentals with local clubs to provide out of town crews with equipment. Rentals will be assigned on a first come first serve basis depending on the type & size of shell desired.
Rental Costs: dependent on age & condition of shell
1x = $35
2x/2- = $50-$60
4+ = $100-$120
8+ = $200-$240
Payment by check must be received by September 9th to guarantee equipment.
E-mail Equipment Request Application to Wendy Turkuc at

Boat Manufacturers may also be present to rent shells. Information will be updated as it becomes available.

USRowing has partnered with EMC Venues to provide accommodation options for teams and spectators traveling to the 2012 USRowing Masters National Head Race Championships. Rooms are now available at a variety of hotel properties near the Cleveland venue.

Visit the Head of the Cuyahoga / Master’s National Head Race Hotel Information to book your rooms for the event.