Race to the Head of the Estuary

Crew shells on the EstuarySince 1979, the "Head of the Estuary" rowing regatta has attracted hundreds of single-scullers, eight-oared rowers and whaleboaters to Oakland, on the last Sunday of October. The crews start sequentially at the High Street bridge, then try to overtake one another--and try to avoid being overtaken--as they race down the 6 kilometers to Jack London Square. The winner, or the "Head" of the Estuary, is determined by comparing elapsed times.
Come down to Jack London Square to watch 1997's dramatic race, Sunday, October 27, 8:00 to 11:00 in the morning.

Robert Kidd
Jack London Aquatic Center, Inc.

Oakland Museum of California Logo  "Walk Along the Water"
  Oakland Museum of California, used with permission.

Update: The Head of the Estuary regatta continues to challenge hundreds of rowers and scullers, from throughout the state, on the last Sunday of each October. The regatta now finishes at the Jack London Aquatic Center, at Oakland's Estuary Park. Don't miss this celebration of Oakland, of autumn, and of the sport of rowing. - Robert Kidd, Jack London Aquatic Center, Inc., 2009

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