Coming Up: Head of the Hooch

Overhead view of the boat area a the Head of the Hooch in Chattanooga, TN.

Overhead view of the boat area a the Head of the Hooch in Chattanooga, TN.

Greensboro Crew will send its high school rowers to the upcoming Head of the Chattahoochee in Chattanooga, TN the first weekend of November.

“The Head of the Hooch is exciting because it is one of the world’s largest rowing regattas and rowers really just take over the city with rowing festivities – in a good way,” says Greensboro Crew founder and executive director Gene Kininmonth. “With 2,000+ boats and thousands of rowers racing over two days, this is always a highlight of the Autumn rowing calendar that rowers relish. Our newest Greensboro rowers are in for a treat.”

Participants come from over 200 different organizations from almost 30 states as well as countries such as Canada, Germany, Sweden and Australia.

The regatta is a head race – competitors row a 5,000-meter (3.1 mile) course on the Tennessee River ending at Ross’s Landing Park in Chattanooga.  Head races are typically held in the fall.  In this form of racing all boats start sequentially by event and race against the clock.

Details will be emailed to parents shortly regarding bus itinerary and hotel accommodations for the team.

Spectators watching the boats racing at the Head of the Hooch in Chattanooga, TN.

Spectators watching the boats racing at the Head of the Hooch in Chattanooga, TN.