Head of the Passaic

  • Hosted By: Nereid Boat Club, Inc.
  • 2016 Registered Regatta

The Nereid Boat Club and the Passaic River Rowing Association co-sponsor this exponentially growing headrace located in Northern New Jersey on the tidal waters of the Passaic River.

Conveniently located just 12 miles from New York City, this regatta attracts rowers from the tri-state area. Originally more of a Masters venue, the HOPR has become a premier setting for Juniors competition. Scheduled the week before the Head of the Charles Regatta, the HOPR is a perfect way for rowers to test their skills prior to traveling to Boston. 

The ~ 2.5 mile course passes through sections of Belleville, Clifton, Lyndhurst, and Nutley. The start is just half a mile downstream from the Nereid Boat Club, and the finish is roughly 1.5 miles downstream from the Passaic River Rowing Association. The course is challenging with two bridges, two docks, and tidal current.

Please check out the caliber of the clubs listed below, and then join many of our returning competitors for a heady experience on the Passaic River on Saturday, October 11, 2014!

Albany Rowing Center Ÿ- Arlington High School - Christian Brothers Academy - Cold Springs Harbor High School - Columbia University - Convent of the Sacred Heart - Don Bosco Prep - East Arm Rowing Club - East End Rowing Club - Fairleigh Dickinson Knights - Friends of Port Rowing - GMS Rowing Center - Greenwich Crew - Harlem River Community Rowing - Haverford School - Kearny High School - Long Island Rowing Club - Manhattan College Crew - Merion Mercy Academy - Montclair High School - Mountain Lakes Crew - Navesink River Rowing - Nereid Boat Club - New York Athletic Club - New York University Crew - Newburgh Rowing Club - North Jersey Rowing Club - North Rockland Rowing Club - Nutley High School - Passaic River Rowing Association - Passaic River Rowing Association / Stevens Institute - Pelham Community Rowing Association - Piermont Rowing Club - River Rowing Association - Row New York - Rumson Fair Haven Crew (RFH Crew) - Rye High School - Sagamore Rowing Association - Saugatuck Rowing Club - SoNo Rowing - St. John the Baptist High School - St. Joseph High School - St. Peters Preparatory School - Swan Creek Rowing Club - Teaneck High School / Teaneck Rowing Club - University Barge Club - Vesper Boat Club - Viking Rowing Foundation - Westfield High School