October 8, 2017, Head of the Genesee, Rochester, NY

Genesee River CourseDate: High Schools row on Sunday, October 8, along with Masters (go GRC! 
College racing Sat 10/7. 

Participants: Novice and Varsity

Cost:  No additional cost; included in the registration fees for the Fall season.

Location: Genesee River, Rochester, NY.  This is our “home” regatta.  This year, all launching/landing will take place at GWC boathouse.

Time:  Arrive on-site by 7:45AM and expect to stay until about 4-5PM to help with equipment and cheer teammates.  Eat an energy-sustaining breakfast at home.

  • Race Schedule:  Click Here for Regatta Central.
    • Click on “Clubs”, then on BRC  to view our events.
    • Coaches will announce line-ups at practice.
    • Event times are subject to change.
    • Click on “Heat Sheet/Draw” the day before the race for bow numbers, etc…
    • See grid of launch/race times, below.

Volunteer Needs: 

  • Sign-Up for the Hospitality Tent!  Parking under 390 will be congested; you might have better luck in the park’s Roundhouse lot.
  • Work the Regatta: BRC receives $$ for rowers and parents working with the regatta sponsors, usually $1500-$2000 each year!
    • It’s a lot of fun, and many roles don’t require experience or rowing expertise; training is held as needed.
    • Contact Pat Stahl <pavstahl@gmail.com> to volunteer with the HOG sponsor, Rochester Community Inclusive Rowing.

Driving Directions: BRC Boathouse (This is where BRC practices) and Genesee Waterways Center (off Elmwood Ave. on the other side of the Genesee River)

Pictures:  We will try to get as many team, boat and individual pictures as we can over the lunch break between races.

Packing list: Personal clothing and gear, unis, tech shirts and water bottles.  Check the forecast.  Be prepared for sun and rain (or snow!), and make sure to bring rain-gear, jacket, and an extra change of dry clothing stored in a plastic bag.