The predictive times for this year's overall champion have been changed to reflect the Rowing Canada Aviron Gold Medal Predictive Times, and leverage the 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. And people are likely to take your picture.
The Regatta Organizers would like to remind everyone involved that participation in the Head Up The Creek regatta (being held on October 31st, 2021) is optional.
In support of harm reduction goals laid out in the BC Provincial Health Orders that will come into effect in the middle of October, all competitors, coaches, volunteers and participant supporters for the Head Up The Creek Regatta are expected to be fully vaccinated with respect to Covid-19.
It is expected that when each club notifies their membership of the regatta details that they then also notify potential participants of this requirement in advance (amongst other regatta details) and that those that participate will comply with our vaccination expectation.
During the registration for the regatta, each club’s registrar(s) of entries will be asked to certify that all participants have been made aware that they may only be entered into the regatta if they are fully vaccinated.
In the event that the organizers cannot provide assurances to our volunteers and participants that the event will be held safely for this or any reason, the regatta will be cancelled and to the extent possible, fees will be refunded.
Is the club registrar responsible for making sure that those being registered are fully vaccinated?
Are we putting people in a position to disclose their vaccination status?
What about people that do not attend?
I do not agree with how this is being handled.
What if I lie about being vaccinated?
Is there anything else I should know?
This message is also being published on Regatta Central https://www.regattacentral.com/regatta/?section=overview&job_id=7189, and on our electronic and social media pages.
Wondering how to drive your trailer here? After turning west onto Cornwall from Burrard, turn north onto Chestnut (best), Cypress (take it slow) or Arbutus (not as much fun). Don't miss those right turns 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:
We will not be providing overnight security unless out of town teams request it before October 1st.
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.
2018 Results Can be found here and on Regatta Central
2017 Results Can be found on Regatta Central.
We acknowledge that our compound is located on the village of Sen̓áḵw, within the traditional territories of the Squamish First Nation.