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Welcome to the Head of the Yarra - Australia's Rowing Classic.

The date of the 2019 Head of the Yarra has yet to be confirmed by Rowing Victoria. The date of the 2019 Head of the Yarra will be announced as soon as confirmation is received from Rowing Victoria. Please do not assume the date of the 2019 Head of the Yarra is confirmed until it has been officially announced.

Keep an eye on this page or the event's Facebook page for more information.

General Enquiries

For all enquiries contact the regatta team by email at hoy-enq@hawthornrowingclub.com or our Facebook page. You can also follow us on Twitter.

Volunteers Needed

Running Australia's biggest single rowing event requires a large team of volunteers.

If you want to volunteer please email at hoy-enq@hawthornrowingclub.com to register your interest.


We are proud to announce that this year’s event will include an Para Eight event. Athletes wishing to complete in this year’s Para Eight event must hold a Rowing Australia Provisional or National Class-action classification. If you are unsure of your classification status or require classification, please contact Gordon Marcks at Rowing Australia at gmarcks@rowingaustralia.com.au or 0407 787 270.

2018 Partners

Here are our major partners for 2018. We can't do it without them so please support them. Others are expected so keep watch.

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