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Thank you for joining us at the 8th Head Up The Creek Regatta on Sunday March 4th, 2018.

2018 Registration and information is available from Regatta Central.

The Results are in! Click here for Details

Photos are at the links at the very bottom of this page.


The predictive times for this year's event have been changed to reflect a growing body of data from actual results. The predictive times can be found here. Please understand that this ratio, like a fine wine, will improve with time and training. By entering the regatta, you agree that the ratio is fair and equitable and may not submit appeals or objections based on it or its calculations.     

The 2018 City of Vancouver Rowing Champions: Richard Stout & James Norris

  • Only at False Creek Rowing Club's HEAD UP THE CREEK REGATTA can you be the City of Vancouver Rowing Champion!  
  • This is the crew with the highest efficiency ratio (predicted time divided by their actual time as determined by the tables below).
  • Winners are awarded City of Vancouver Rowing Championship glasses, their names added to the perpetual trophy and of course, you and category winners receive a cake.  

Directions getting to the regatta:


Wondering how to drive your trailer here: after turning west onto Cornwall from Burrard, turn north onto Chestnut, Cypress or Arbutus. Don't miss them or you are going to be in a hard spot trying to negotiate the left turn at Macdonald.

YouTube videos showing the route from Burrard Street to the launch point are here:

Overnight Security:

Due to lack of demand and cost we will not be providing overnight security unless out of town teams request it before February 1st.

Event Schedule:

  • 7:45 am Bow Person and Cox meeting at the top of the ramp by the map
  • 8:00 Umpires Meeting with Regatta Chair
  • 8:15 Launch for first flight para-rowers opens
  • 8:30 Launch for first flight opens
  • 8:45 Beach Closes for para-rowers
  • 9:00 Beach Closes
  • 9:30 First Flight begins
  • 10:25 First Flight completes
  • 10:30 Launch for second flight opens
  • 11:00 Beach Closes
  • 11:30 Second Flight begins
  • 12:10 Second Flight completes
  • 1:00 pm Prizegiving

Tide Information:


The photos below are from previous years.







Course Map - Head Up The Creek



2016 Winners: Vancouver Rowing club Men's 4X; John Metras, Dimas Craveiro, Larry Crowley and Mathias Uhlenbruck with Vancouver Park Board Commissioner Sarah Kirby-Yung.



Tide information is here. http://tides.mobilegeographics.com/locations/1873.html?y=2017&m=3&d=5 .


2018 Results

Can be found here and on Regatta Central

2017 Results

Can be found on Regatta Central.

2016 Results

Speed Orders - here! - used to determine the category winners. Efficiency - here! Determining the overall regatta winners.

Category Results - here!  

2015 Results:

Finish Order Results Efficiency Results ‚ÄčCategory Results