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Head Up The Creek 2015 - Sunday March 15th, 2015

New for 2015 and future years: City of Vancouver Rowing Champion

By proclamation of Mayor Gregor Robertson, the City of Vancouver Rowing Champion is awarded to the overall winner of the Head Up The Creek Regatta. The overall winner is the crew with the highest efficiency ratio (elapsed time divided by their predicted time as determined by the tables below) and the crew will be added to a perpetual trophy and will be awarded a cake. Predicted times are based on fastest times at the Head Of The Charles for comparable boat types accounting for age, gender, boat type and novice-ness.

Sam Sullivan, MLA for the provincial riding of Vancouver - False Creek will be presenting some of the awards for overall and category winners of the event.

Regatta Central is our registration agent again for 2015: https://www.regattacentral.com/regatta/index.jsp?job_id=3952 The regatta package is effectively available there.

Please note the new maps for the trailer routes resulting from the changes at the Chestnut exit from Burrard/Cornwall.

We look forward to seeing you on Sunday March 15th, 2015 - the weekend after the time change.

If there is information you cannot find at the Regatta Central link above, please contact regatta@falsecreekrowingclub.ca and we will reply as soon as we can. Thank you.

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
  • 8:30 Launch for first flight opens
  • 8:50 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

Head Up The Creek Regatta – Sunday March 9th, 2014…

2014 Head Up The Creek – Results final

2014 Photos! (by Helen Gould)

2013 and Prior

Thank you to the following people and groups for helping put on our event: without their cooperation, none of it would have been possible:

  • Jericho Sailing Centre Association – Jericho Rescue: safety boats with crews and setting and retrieving racing marks
  • Kitsilano Yacht Club: Peter and Steve for rescue boats, the start boat and setting racing marks.
  • Vancouver College Rowing Program (especially Dereck): for 3 safety boats, several boat drivers and crew and advice continuing advice about False Creek.
  • Rowing BC’s Umpires and Associate Umpires: for helping keep up safe and fair.
  • Peter M and Maksim for running safety boats.
  • Kate, Ben, Peter L, Tom, Kuhan for timing and results.
  • Rebecca and Leanne for bringing the boat they are going to row to Hawaii.
  • Barbara and Jennifer B for taking care of the registration area.
  • Helen for her awesome photos.
  • Alexandra of Row2K.com: for the photos to grace their pages.
  • The volunteers of St John Ambulance for helping supply first response services.
  • Yolk’s Mobile Breakfasts for their yummy food.
  • Per at the Vancouver Board of Parks and Recreation for the alternative to the washrooms undergoing renovations.
  • Dave at the Vancouver Board of Parks and Recreation for the help with the parking business.
  • Roberto, Dave E. and David D. for checking your shoes and bow balls at Control.
  • Jennifer F for keeping track of VIP’s and assorted odd duties.
  • Doug Vandor, RBC Olympian for giving us bigger goals.
  • And Jessica for the advice and effort over the past several months as this has been rolling along toward the big day.

To all of them, and all who rowed with us for our event, thank you for being able to make this event bigger each year. 

Course Map - Head Up The Creek