Head of the Welland - Five Bridges Fall Classic

  • Hosted By: South Niagara Rowing Club

Regatta Package

We hope that our regatta package for the Head of the Welland will answer any questions you have about regatta. It includes a list of events, competitive categories, fees, registration instructions, together with information you will need to know about weigh-ins, launching and wet launching.

To view the regatta package click here:  2012 Head of the Welland Regatta Package



Novice:                   Must not have competed until after Canadian Henley in year of race.

Junior:                    Age 18 years as of Dec. 31, 2008 .

Lightweight:           Men, 165 lb maximum; Women, 135 lb maximum

Masters:                  Minimum age of 21. The Head of the Welland will use the Garrett 2011 handicap system. Coxies are not included in the calculation.

Adaptive:                As per R.C.A. Classifications

Open:                      Collegiate / University - absolutley NO highschool rowers

Collegiate/University Racing

Collegiate and University entries are to race in the Open categories only.  To adhere to NCAA Bylaw Competition Against Prospective Student Athletes no junior aged (high school) athletes are allowed to compete in the Open category.

College teams interested in competing in 'youth' events should consult with their NCAA compliance office on whether they may compete under the ’subvarsity’ clause of the NCAA rule.

Single scullers who are also members of NCAA recognized rowing teams may be eligible to compete as ‘unaffiliated.’  Please consult with your NCAA compliance officer if you have questions about how this may affect you.


2-3 participants           - Gold Medal Awarded

up to 4 entries             - Gold and Silver Medals Awarded

5 or more entries         - Gold, Silver and Bronze Medals Awarded

Masters Events            - Gold Medals Awarded