Head of the Lagoon - Juniors and Masters

  • Hosted By: Peninsula Aquatic Center
  • 2016 Registered Regatta


DIRECTIONS: 650 Shell Blvd, Foster CIty, CA

From 101: Head east on Hwy. #92. Take Foster City Boulevard exit. Turn left at lights onto Metro Center Boulevard. Turn right at lights onto Foster City Boulevard. Turn right at lights onto East Hillsdale Boulevard. Turn left at next light onto Shell Boulevard.

From San Mateo Bridge: Take Foster City Boulevard exit. Turn right at lights and right again onto Foster City Boulevard. Turn right at 2nd lights onto East Hillsdale Boulevard. Turn left at next light onto Shell Boulevard.

NEW FOR 2015- Spectator Approved Parking Areas

1065 E. Hillsdale - Bank of America Parking Lot

610 Foster City Blvd. - Foster City City Hall

1000 E Hillsdale Blvd - Foster City Library - SUNDAY ONLY

DO NOT come to the REC CENTER. DO NOT park on the street. DO NOT park near a red curb. DO NOT park in a handicap lane.

PARKING: NO parking will be available at the Community Recreation Center, Tennis Courts or Senior Wing Parking lot (located closest to Leo Ryan Park and closest to the intersection of Hillsdale and Shell Blvds) for participant or spectator vehicles. The unpaved parking lot across the street from the Rec Center on Shell Blvd. is actually under construction. 

For collegiate trailers arriving on Friday: Trailers (please call Joe) may park at Boat/Dog Park. Collegiate teams may practice from 12 - 5:30 PM on Friday at Boat/Dog Park. You must be OFF the water at 5:30 PM and have bow and stern lights on. Last launch is 4:45 PM. This is a waterway for boats other than rowing and it is not illuminated. There is NO athlete parking at Boat/Dog Park. Please park on the street at the intersection of Bounty and Foster City Blvd. We need to leave spots for Foster City residents at the park. After practice, you may row your boats over to the main regatta location at 650 Shell Blvd and set up slings only. Please do not set up Tents, tables or chairs. After 10 PM, you may move your trailer over to 650 Shell Blvd or have Joe move it for you.

For collegiate trailers arriving on Saturday Morning: Trailers (please call Joe) may park directly at the regatta location at 650 Shell Blvd. Please see Spectator Approved Parking Areas for your athletes and spectators. All the Parking Areas are a 5-7 min walk to the Regatta HQ location.

For Junior/Master trailers arriving on Saturday: Trailers (please call Joe) may park at Dog/Boat Park on Saturday morning until Regatta HQ is available at approx: 3 PM. The race course may open for Saturday PM practice from Regatta HQ only at 3 PM. There will be NO DOCKS at Dog Park. Last practice boats must be off the water by 5:30 PM. You must have bow and stern lights on after 5 PM.  You may set up slings and boats at Regatta HQ after 3 PM but please do not setup Tents, tables or chairs.  If there is room at 650 Shell Blvd before 3 PM we will make that announcement via twitter @headofthelagoon, Joe will ask you to drive your trailer directly to Regatta HQ. You need to call Joe to see if that is possible based on trailer space.

For Junior/Master trailers arriving on Sunday: Please call Joe and try to arrive by 7:00 AM. The cox meeting is 7:45 AM. Please add extra time, so you don't get frustrated with the amount of people and boats and then do something you will regret. Please call Joe O'Connor before you arrive. Cell 650 296 8650

For All Spectators/Athletes/Coaches/Tow Trucks: Parking for the weekend is in Spectator Parking Approved Areas only. (please see above for address locations)

For cartopper singles and hospitality cars:  There is also a turnaround lot just south of the tennis courts on SHELL BLVD for cartoppers and hospitality wagons to unload and park. Only cartoppers and those towing the Chuckwagons will be allowed to park. Those that have to unload food in normal cars will need to unload (bring a wagon) and then park in   Spectator Approved Parking Areas.

For All Teams: The Community Recreation Center and Senior Center parking lot will be used as a storage area for boats and trailers only. We are also asking teams to set up their boats in the big, luxurious Leo Ryan Park, located on the north side of the Rec Center. There is grass and an amphitheater for great viewing. Please be courteous. All trailer drivers should coordinate with race officials so we know when to expect you. Please call 650-296-8650 (Joe)

We also need everyone to be nice to each other when unloading. There is a TON of space in the big, green lawn area. The walk is not far. Don't be afraid to use the lawn area. There will be bathrooms in the Main Lot AND in the grassy lawn Ryan Park. There is absolutely no rigging of boats in the parking lots.We must leave some spots open for brave people that will actually be using the Rec Center on Sunday. The main lot is for trailers only. We must also leave all the handicap stalls open for people with handicap placards, even on Sunday. We also must leave a lane around the parking lot open for emergency vehicles. We must also not block the walking paths or whack FC residents in the head while they are walking on the walking path.
You MAY NOT stake tents in any grass area -- there is an under sprinkler system and your stakes might find the main pipe. The grass maybe soggy on Sunday, so we are asking you not to put tarps and what-not on the grass so that we do not ruin the
The Rec Center, and it's bathrooms opens at 9 AM. We have 8 port-a-lets and a 2 sinks in the Main lot, at 2 bathrooms at Catamaran Park and at  6 bathrooms at Leo Ryan Park until the Rec Center opens. We can not rent an endless supply of toilets. Once the Rec Center opens, everyone forgets about the port-a-lets, so plan accordingly. This does not mean to pee in the bushes, behind a trailer or near the tennis courts. Foster City is home to people !
There will lightweight weigh-ins from 7:30 AM - 12:00 PM. Wristbands will be given.
You do not need to bring bow numbers, they will be provided. Please make sure they are returned after racing. Any lost NEW bow numbers will be charged $5.
There will be 4 large docks and one small dock for singles and doubles. Make sure your boats have people following to
carry oars to the dock AND to make sure no one gets whacked in the head.
Medals: First place medals will be given in each race. If there are 6 entries, SILVER medals will be given. If there
are 9 entries, BRONZE medals will be given. Please explain this to your athletes and parents.
Trophies: There are a number of trophies handed out. Some are based on raw time, some are age handicapped.