Head of the Cuyahoga Regatta

Head of the Cuyahoga

The 2017 HOTC will be held on Saturday, September 16, 2017.

All regatta details are listed on regattacentral.com including parking, food vendors, maps, directions and much more!

Every year the Cleveland Rowing Foundation hosts a major regatta (the Head of the Cuyahoga – HOTC) the third Saturday of September, open to high school, collegiate and adult competition from around the country in both sweep and sculling events. The Cuyahoga River provides a unique opportunity for rowers to navigate the challenging turns of our crooked river over the 4800 meter course. This racing distance, called a “head race,” is the standard race format for regattas around the country in the Fall.

With its inaugural year in 1996, the initial HOTC was named a Cleveland Bicentennial event and attracted over 250 competitors. With continued success and the support of many volunteers and increased sponsorship, the Head of the Cuyahoga has gained the support of several local businesses as well as the United States Coast Guard. The Cuyahoga River is a commercial river waterway that is closed to traffic during the race. This regatta attracts numerous rowing clubs and programs from across the U.S., and it grows every year.

The 2017 Head of the Cuyahoga rules can be read here in the regatta packet.
Please see RegattaCentral.com for additional and updated information.

Check out our promotional video featuring the 2015 Head of the Cuyahoga.


Register for 2017 HOTC:
Details and links to register can be found on RegattaCentral.com

Support the 2017 Head of the Cuyahoga:
If you’d like to become a 2017 Head of the Cuyahoga sponsor, please contact Kirk Lang, Regatta Director, at clevelandrowing@gmail.com for additional details.

HOTC course