Head of the Mississippi
- Oct 7, 2017
- Mississippi River
- Minneapolis, MN (USA)
- Hosted By: Minneapolis Rowing Club
- 2017 Registered Regatta
THE HEAD OF THE MISSISSIPPI REGATTA
Racing Map (PDF)
Regatta Information and Schedule
Minneapolis Rowing Club is pleased to welcome you to the 38th Annual Head of the Mississippi Regatta October 7, 2017.
NEW THIS YEAR
We are very excited to announce a new partnership with METERS FOR MELANOMA. Meters for Melanoma (started by a rower) raises awareness and funds for Midwest Melanoma Partnership’s work to support research into finding a cure.
Melanoma is one of the deadliest cancers there is, in fact someone dies every hour from the disease. Sun-baked, on-water rowers are especially at risk for the cutaneous forms of melanoma. At this year’s Head of the Mississippi, Meters for Melanoma will be on-hand to provide information and offer free melanoma screening for all rowers.
Clubs and individuals are also encouraged to support Meters for Melanoma with your own tax-free donations (see merchandise tab on Regatta Central).
The only way to register for the HOTM is through Regatta Central. Registration is open, entries close Thursday, September 28th.
Trailer and shells can be parked at River Flats Park – see directions – next to the University of Minnesota’s Boat House. Security will be provided beginning at 7:00 PM on Friday. There is no parking of trailers at Minneapolis Rowing Club.
The race is rowed upstream and has several bridges, channel markers and other obstacles to be aware of. It is a beautiful course beginning at Minneapolis Rowing Club and ending approximately 3 miles upstream. Please refer to the local rules for further information.
COACHES & COXSWAINS MEETING
A representative from each club/University racing needs to attend. At the River Flats Park (U’s boathouse)– 7:30 AM.
Races begin at 8:45 AM. Watch your time and allow at least 30 minutes to row to the starting area from River Flats Park. Please be aware of your time. Boats late to the line will not be allowed to race unless directed to do so by the officials.
If you wish to add a boat or change ages in a boat please do so at least one hour prior to scheduled race time. If you wish to scratch a boat please do so ASAP.
An Event List is included in this packet. Please see Regatta Central for any updates.
Are provided in your registration packet.
“Masters”: Rowers who have attained or will attain the age of 27 during the calendar year. A competitor’s age is determined as of December 31 or the current calendar year.
“Juniors”: High school or community rowing programs where the oldest rower will not have attained the age of 19 by the end of the calendar year in which the race occurs.
“Novice/Freshman”: Any rower who began rowing May 2017 or later and/or is in their first year of rowing at the collegiate level.
“Open/Collegiate”: Any rower or crew representing a college or university, either as a club or varsity sport, and any non-collegiate rower or crew not otherwise classified or affiliated. NOTE: No Junior may cox or row in a boat entered in any collegiate events.
HANDICAPS FOR MASTER’S EVENTS
Handicaps are based on the standard USRA rules. If you fail to provide ages for each rower on Regatta Central registration they will be assigned the age of 27 and averaged at that.
Any protest can be made in writing at the registration area within 60 minutes of race finish. A $25 protest fee must accompany a written protest note. The $25 will be returned if protest is upheld.
Will be given for first place finishers that have at least 2 entries.
EVENT DAY PARKING:
There is pay box parking at the River Flats Park. Once full there are several pay lots in the area and street parking above the River Flats Park (look for stairs to come back down). All meters are enforced so pay attention.
NO PARKING will be allowed on the park grounds – except the trailer.
COURSE, WARM-UP and LANDING:
See Local Racing Rules