Head of the Quinobequin

  • Hosted By CRI, CBC, RBC & UBC
  • 2017 Registered Regatta

The Head of the Quinobequin is a juniors-only, single sculls only, time trial-format rowing "head race" that takes place on the Charles River on the second Sunday in October.  Quinobequin is a Native American name for the Charles River. 

The race is a homage to Italy's Kinderskiff.  Several of the "Q's" founders, seeing that race and the 400 young scullers competing annually in it, had the realization that to improve sculling in the US, we need more kids sculling, and to get more kids sculling, we need more races.  

Q-1 took place in 2013, with 79 competitors.

2014's Q-2 grew to 100 scullers.

2015's Q-3 had 125 entrants.

2016 grew to 143 entries.

2017 registration just closed with a record 148 entries(!!!)

The race course stretches 3200 meters from Cambridge Boat Club to Community Rowing.  It starts at the Eliot Bridge in Cambridge/Boston, and runs upstream to Brighton/Watertown, finishing in a stadium-like setting in front of the Beacon Street Bridge.

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