The Ottawa Rowing Club’s very own regatta. Head of the Rideau is our annual regatta, bringing in hundreds of athletes, volunteers, friends, family and more!

Thank you to everyone who participated in our 49th annual Head of the Rideau Regatta! You can view the Race Results as they are ready in the coming days below.  Keeping reading for more info on the regatta and stay tuned for the next!

Here is the WhatsApp group invitation link, mainly for general announcements to coaches and athletes.


Please click the buttons below for info on our regatta package, and emergency plans. Keep reading for more info on our course!

If you have any questions, please contact us by email: rowing@ottawarowingclub.com or by phone: at 613-241-1120.


The course takes place on the Mooney’s Bay section of the Rideau Canal waterway between Black Rapids locks and Hogs back locks. We offer both a 5 kilometre section and a 3 kilometre section to cater to various skill levels and preferences.

We will be wet launching from the Mooney’s Bay beach area, allowing for plenty of space to launch and return to shore when finishing. 

Unfortunately, registration is closed. 

Volunteer Today!

HOTR would not be possible without the generous support of our members, family, & friends. If you’re interested in volunteering, please fill out the form below!