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Please join us for the 8th Head Up The Creek Regatta on Sunday March 4th, 2018.

2018 Registration and information is available from Regatta Central.

False Creek Rowing Club's 7th Annual "Head Up The Creek" Regatta: Sunday March 5th, 2017

RESULTS ARE ON REGATTA CENTRAL  photos are on Row2K's Gallery and Dr George Szasz's photos and video are available here.

Please note: while the photos may appear grainy, it's actually just the snow falling.

Rowing BC maintains a feedback form for events. I encourage you to please complete this to help make our event better and more responsive to the rowing community. That form is available here: 


Congratulations to Jim, John, Dimas and Larry for winning the overall City of Vancouver Rowing Champion Title this year: the competition is close on your heels for next year.

Thank you to the following groups that make this regatta possible:

  • Vancouver College Rowing Program (for their 3 safety boats)
  • Kitsilano Yacht Club (for Peter and Colm and their 2 safety boats)
  • Jericho Sailing Centre Association Rescue (Andrei and his 3 chums for their 2 safety boats)
  • Vancouver Burrard Lions Club (Fred and his team for the food)
  • 89th Richmond Medical Venturers (Noa and the 4 other members of the medical first response)
  • Canadian Coast Guard (for shovelling the ice from the ramp)
  • Jelly Oluic (Row2K photography)
  • West Marine (for their buoy markers)
  • Rowing BC's umpires: Kris, Carla S, Carla P, Maria, Peter, Mark and Malcolm
  • False Creek Ferries and the Aquabus for keeping an extra set of eyes on you
  • Spruce Harbour Marina (for letting us use their docks for photography)

Plus the many volunteers from the False Creek Rowing Club and the Rowing Community who helped make this possible:

Jennifer, Jessica, Jo-Anne, Anna, Gilly, Lauren, Anne, Kate, Jen R, Irving, Leslie, Kuhan, Aidan, Don M, George, Rory, and Hoa.

The photos below are from previous years.







Course Map - Head Up The Creek

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

Be the City of Vancouver Rowing Champion! 

  • 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 pub glasses, their names added to the perpetual trophy and of course, a cake.  

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.

Predicted times (Eights | Fours | Quads | Doubles | ​Singles) were updated for 2016 and are based on the Head Of The Charles results for comparable boat types accounting for age, gender, boat type and novice-ness. 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.     


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 Changes:

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


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


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 ​Category Results