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HOTO Regatta Bulletin #2

Thank you for entering the 35th Annual Head of the Ohio Regatta. We are thrilled to be back in person and are looking forward to a great weekend of racing with you all here in Pittsburgh!

Below are some important announcements about the regatta this weekend. Please read all of the information carefully and do not hesitate to reach out if you have any questions.


The schedule can be found on Regatta Central: 35th Head of the Ohio - Schedule

We are in the process of uploading the entry information to HereNow. This process should be completed by tomorrow (Wednesday). Once everything is updated, we will share the link.

COVID-19 Protocols:

In coordination with Public Health recommendations and consultation with USRowing Officials, the following protocols will be in place during the weekend:

  • Masks will be required for everyone, regardless of vaccination status, in the launch and recovery areas. This includes while waiting in line to launch, on the dock and on the lower apron of the boathouse area.

    • Masks can be removed once you are in a boat and pushed away from the dock.

  • Masks will be required for everyone, regardless of vaccination status, in the Vendor, Registration and awards area.

  • Masks will be recommended in both the trailer area and the Team Tent area (Tent City).

We have over 1,400 athletes from 9 states participating this weekend. To help ensure the safety of everyone on site and within our home communities, we all must work together to minimize the risk of transmission. Thank you in advance for your understanding and cooperation.

We are continuing to work with local public health officials and will share any additional updates or protocols as necessary.

Parking & Shuttle Information:

LIMITED ISLAND ACCESS FOR VEHICLES: There will be NO PARTICIPANT OR SPECTATOR PARKING ON WASHINGTON'S LANDING. We have arranged for use of the parking lot at the corner of 11th St and Smallman St in the Strip District at $5 per car.

Rowers can be dropped at the lot and then catch a free shuttle to the island. Please make sure you allow enough time to get from the parking lot to the island.

Athletes and individuals with disabilities and a parking placard will be able to park on the island during the regatta.

RACE DAY PARKING/SHUTTLE: Regular parking for the race will be at the 11th & Smallman lot in the Strip. Parking will be $5. Shuttles from the parking lot to the race site (Washington’s Landing) will run from 5:00am to 4:00pm on Saturday and 5:00am to 3:00pm on Sunday.

Trailer Arrivals & Parking:

Shell trailers and team tent trailers can arrive at the following times:

  • Friday: Between 5:30 - 9pm

  • Saturday: Between 5-6:30am

  • Saturday: Between 5:30-9pm

  • Sunday: Between 5-6:30am

If you expect to be arriving outside of these windows, you may be instructed to temporarily park at an offsite location until island access is available.

If you will transporting a shell trailer, a team tent trailer or car topping a boat, please complete the brief form below no later than 12 noon on Friday to help ensure an efficient arrival and departure process:

Team Tents:

Team Tents will once again be located in the grass field located between the 31st Street Bridge and the Acutronic Building on the island. Each team will have a designated 30’x30’ area for their team tent and we will be working to space out the tents as much as possible. Please plan accordingly and do not exceed your designated space.

We will send out additional Regatta Bulletins as needed in the coming days. If you have any questions, comments, or concerns, please do not hesitate to contact us.

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