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Thank you for joining us at the

9th Annual Head Up The Creek Rowing Regatta on

Sunday March 3th, 2019.

2019 Head Up The Creek Results are here.

2020 Registration and information is available from Regatta Central.


(also at the links at the very bottom of this page.)





The predictive times for this year's overall champion have been changed to reflect the Rowing Canada Aviron Gold Medal Predictive Times, and use RCA based age handicapping to account for differences in age, boat type and gender, as well as how long it takes to change your boat's direction as the course isn't straight. 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 2019 City of Vancouver Rowing Champion: Loraine McCulloch

  • 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:

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 am Chief Umpires meeting with Regatta Chair
  • 8:15 am Launch opens for para rowers.
  • 8:30 am Big Boats Launch OPENS - first flight
  • 9:00 am Big Boat Launch CLOSES - first flight
  • 9:00 am Small Boats Launch OPENS - first flight
  • 9:20 am Small Boats Launch CLOSES - first flight
  • 9:30 am FIRST FLIGHT START: Big Boats first, Small Boats after.
  • 10:25 am First Flight completes
  • 10:30 am Big Boats Launch OPENS - second flight
  • 11:00 am Big Boat Launch CLOSES - second flight
  • 11:00 am Small Boats Launch OPENS - second flight
  • 11:20 am Small Boats Launch CLOSES - second flight
  • 11:30 am SECOND FLIGHT START: Big Boats first, Small Boats after.
  • 12:20 pm Second Flight completes
  • 1:00 pm Prizegiving!

Tide Information:


The tide will affect your times, but so will the wind, weather and a host of other things. Looking at the results in past years, your technique, fitness and experience will make a bigger difference. 


Long terms tidal prediction information is here. https://tides.mobilegeographics.com/locations/2450.html.

2019 Results

2018 Results Can be found here and on Regatta Central

2017 Results Can be found on Regatta Central.

2016 Results 

2015 ResultsFinish Order Results Efficiency Results ​Category Results


We acknowledge that our compound is located on the village of Sen̓áḵw, within the traditional territories of the Squamish First Nation.