Head of the Quinobequin

  • Hosted By Community Rowing, Inc.
  • USRowing Registered

The Head of the Quinobequin (Quinn-no-beh-kin) 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.  

2013 Q-1 79 competitors.

2014 Q-2 100 scullers.

2015 Q-3 125 entrants.

2016 Q-4 143 entries.

2017 Q-5 148 entries

2018 Q-6 135 registrants (record # of clubs, women)

The race course stretches 3000 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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