CWNCHS Crew will be racing on Sunday this year, as opposed to Saturday as has been the case in past years, because of the great number of rowers taking the SAT test on Saturday. Make plans to cheer us on Sunday October 2, 2016!
The Head of the Ohio celebrates the beauty, majesty and energy of Pittsburgh’s rivers. This two day festival is one of Pittsburgh’s premier outdoor events, featuring outdoor activities and entertainment for all ages.
One of the largest regattas in the country, the Head of the Ohio attracts rowers of all ages and abilities including Juniors, Masters, Adaptive, and Collegiate rowers. More than just a rowing race, the Head of the Ohio highlights all aspects of recreation along Pittsburgh’s riverfront – both on and off the water.
The Head of the Ohio Regatta is hosted by Three Rivers Rowing Association.
The Head of the Ohio History
The last races of the Regatta are generally the most prestigious: Championship 4s, and Championship 8s (both men and women). Championship sculling events (1x/single and 2x/double) race on Saturday afternoon. The Championship events usually include current U.S. National Team athletes.
The 2.6 mile course starts just below the Fort Duquesne Bridge at the confluence of the Allegheny, Monongahela, and Ohio rivers and between PNC Park and Heinz Field across from downtown Pittsburgh.
A head race is a time-trial competition in the sport of rowing, also known as crew to USA organizations. Head races are typically held in the fall, winter and spring seasons. In this form of racing, rowers race against the clock where the crew or rower completing the course in the shortest time in their age, ability and boat-class category is deemed the winner.