Head of the Hooch Regatta

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Head of the Hooch Regatta

All of Hillsborough Crew will attend Hooch again this year!  Crews from all over the country attend this regatta, which is very busy and quite a sight to behold.

The club will setup our parent tent in the tent city, but we will not do hospitality setup as there is no room and there are many food vendors on site.

Official Regatta Information from event organizers:
Regatta Central - Head of the Hooch  

See the Hooch Location page for details on where the regatta takes place.

Regatta Fee:
Please visit the payments store to pay the  Fall Out-of-State Regatta Fee of $250.
This fee covers your athlete's room, regatta fees, and Panera lunch for 2 days.  It is due  no later than  2 weeks prior to the regatta, so  no later than October 20th.  The hotel includes complimentary breakfast beginning at 6 a.m. each day.

Schedule of Events:
Thursday, November 2nd:
  • Boats are trailered to regatta starting early morning
  • Carpool details currently are being arranged and will be announced, but tentatively, we will leave around 4pm and arrive in Chattanooga approximately eight hours later
Friday, November 3rd:
  • Practice day at Hooch
  • Be at the trailer for rigging at 11 a.m.
  • Enjoy the day, take in the sights and prepare to focus for Saturday and Sunday

Saturday, November 4th:

  • Race Day

Sunday, November 5th:

  • Race Day ending around 1 p.m. (Any rowers needing alternative arrangements must coordinate with Coach Tate by Sunday, October 29, 2017.)
  • Travel back to Tampa immediately after final race
Hotel Reservations:
The Club has blocked off 15 rooms for the team.  Rowers will share rooms, four to a room.  Parents do not need to reserve rooms for their rowers.  

In additional, there are approximately 15 rooms set aside for parents under the name "Hillsborough Rowing Club." Please call as soon as possible to reserve one of these rooms as they only are available on a first come first served basis and need to be booked by October 6th .   The room rate is $115 per night and does not include 9.25% sales tax and 8% state tax. To reserve call sales manager Jessica D. Kelley.

Of course you do not need to stay at this particular hotel.  Feel free to stay elsewhere, if desired. 

Wendy Carrion, our regatta coordinator, is handling these reservations, so please direct additional questions to her.  

Reserved Dates:
November 2nd, 3rd, 4th


Holiday Inn Express Hotel & Suites

4820 Hixson Pike

Hixson, TN 37343

Sales Manager: Jessica D. Kelley
Phone: 423-877-6464 (during the day)
Phone: 706-391-2475 (after hours)
Fax: 423-875-9716

Breakfast is included with the hotel stay, beginning at 6 a.m. each day.  

Lunch from Panera on Friday and Saturday will be purchased for rowers from the fee collected for this regatta.  

Dinner details for Friday night still are being finalized.  The fare will include food from the Olive Garden, which will be eaten together at the hotel.  The estimated cost is $15 per person.  

All other meals are the responsibility of each rower.  We usually break into smaller groups for dinners and either split the bill or each pay our own way.

Water will be provided at the regatta during the race day at our parent tent.

School Business:
Rowers will be missing one day of school, on Friday, November 3rd.
Mrs. Boyce will handle the "School Business" paperwork.  Rowers will not need to get signatures on forms.  But each rower should tell each of their teachers that they will be absent on Friday and ask for homework in advance.

We are working on carpool details now and will have at least one team van to help transport rowers.

What to Bring:
  • Uniform
  • ID
  • Warm clothes
  • Long sleeve spandex shirts to wear under uniform
  • Water Bottle
  • Homework (plenty of time to do in the car)
  • $ for Hooch T-Shirt (if you want one)
  • $ for food from food trucks
  • Chairs, if you want them (there are bleachers)
    Parent Volunteers
    We need parents to act as hall monitors on Friday and Saturday evening at the hotel.  This is an easy way to fulfill part of your volunteer hours requirement.  Please sign up now  to reserve your spot!

    Sign up to be a Hooch chaperone

    Still have questions?
    There will be a Hooch Informational Parent Meeting  October 18, 2017.  Also, feel free to e-mail Beth directly or hhsrowingclub@gmail.com.