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Thank you for joining us for the next Head Up The Creek Rowing Regatta on

Sunday October 31st, 2021

2019 Head Up The Creek Results are here. Photos 

2021 Registration and information is available from Regatta Central.

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 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).
  • Winners are awarded endless happiness, their names added to the perpetual trophy and of course, you and the category winners receive a yummy cake.  

Directions getting to the regatta:

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:

Overnight Security:

We will not be providing overnight security unless out of town teams request it before October 1st.

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. 

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.