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Head of the Brisbane

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Introduction

Toowong Rowing Club (TRC) welcomes you to their annual Head of the Brisbane regatta, a 9.5 km time trial.

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7 October 2023

 

  • Address: 37 Keith Street, St Lucia.

  • Registrations are open: Australian via https://rowingmanager.com/regattas/6018, International by using the International Entry Form.

  • The Head of the Brisbane is open to all rowing boat categories, 1x to 8+, and rowers from all age groups: School, Open, and Masters.

  • Registrations close at 23:00 AEST on 30 September 2023.

  • Seat fee: adult $45, school students $25.

  • Racing starts at 7:00 a.m.

  • Launching is from the Toowong Rowing Club pontoon upstream (to the right when standing on the pontoon facing the river).

  • Crews must be in the designated marshalling area 10 minutes before the start time.

  • Start order: Small boats are in the first bracket, older masters are in the second bracket, and other large boats TBA by draw.

  • The Start and Finish line is between the Toowong Rowing Club and BBC School pontoons (marked in red on the opposite bank). Refer to the map below.

  • The Start is a rolling start with 10 seconds between the crews.

  • The U-turn is opposite the corner near ‘The Paringa Place”. Refer to the map below.

  • Proceed immediately to the designated stopping area after the finish line.

  • Bow numbers picked up: from Rowing Queensland or Toowong Rowing Club before the event day (for convenience, depending on your own location), timing TBA. 

  • Volunteers are the stronghold that makes our world go round.  If you would like to volunteer, please pick a job and sign up following this link: https://volunteersignup.org/D98CC.

  • ORPHAN'S LIST: Please fill out or refer to the orphan list if you are looking for a crew or looking for a rower to add to your crew.

 If you have questions or comments, please email the HOTB committee.

Click the image to see the detailed course and rules.

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Maps
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ENTRIES AND RESULTS

School Students = $25

Adults = $45

If you are a school person and you row in an adult event, you will pay an adult fee.

Entries & Results
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PRIZES AND RAFFLES

First Prize

Hutchinson Cup + $500 + Gold medal(s)

Awarded for the overall winning crew based on prognostics.

Gold Medal(s)

Gold Medal(s)

Will be awarded to the winner of each boat category with more than one entry.

Second Prize

Silver medal(s) + $300

Awarded for the second fastest overall crew based on prognostics.

Third Prize

Bronze medal(s) + $200

Awarded for the third fastest overall crew based on prognostics.

Spot Prizes

All Entries

All HOTB entries will go into the draw to win 1 of 5 Spot Prizes valued at $200.

Raffle

Win a Concept 2 Erg

The winner of the Sykes Concept2 Rower is ticket #146. If this is your ticket, contact HOTB, or message us on social media and prepare to show proof.

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Race Day Events
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PRE- & RACE DAY ORDER OF EVENTS

5:45 a.m.

Marshal briefing

At least one marshal from each tinny must attend. We will hold the marshal briefing at the bottom of the function centre.

7:00 a.m.

Racing starts

Be at the marshalling/start area at least10 minutes before race.

~11:30 a.m.

Medal ceremony, Spot Prize, and Raffle Draw

~1 hour after the last race crosses the finish line.

6 a.m.

Coffee and light breakfast

Will be available for purchase on the lawn between TRC and BBC clubs and at the club’s function centre throughout the day.

8:30 a.m.

Burgers and beverages

Will be available for purchase on the lawn between TRC and BBC clubs and at the club’s function centre throughout the day.

Vegetarian and Vegan options available.

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Documents
Course Rules
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HOTB RULES and GENERAL INFORMATION

COURSE  & RULES:

Get a race advantage by studying the course and rules here.

·        Crews are to observe River Safety guidelines, including safety in the City Cat terminal areas (the University of Queensland terminal is located soon after the Starting point, and the West End terminal is near the turn-around area of the Finish). PLEASE PERUSE THE IMAGES TO SEE COURSE DETAILS AND RULES.

SAFETY PLAN:

Download the HOTB Safety Management and Emergency Response Plan to ensure you know what to do in case of an emergency.

SPECTATORS:

Ride your bike or walk to the many spectator vantage points.

COVID PLAN:

Review the HOTB COVID plan.

ACCOMMODATION:

TRC is located on the University of Queensland campus, within 5km from Brisbane CBD.  Plenty of accommodation options are available if you book early.

Accommodation
Safety plan
Spectators
COVID plan
Trailer Parking
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TRAILER PARKING

The Toowong Rowing Club car park will be cordoned off the evening before the regatta for trailer parking. No cars. Refer to the image.

 

We need to close the car park off for trailers.

You can email the HOTB committee to request a trailer space.

LEAVE THE CENTRE AISLE CLEAR for BBC access and emergency services vehicles.

Once you rig your boats, please put them back on your trailer.

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History
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HOTB HISTORY

The Head of the Brisbane was established in 1989 to celebrate the centenary of the Toowong Rowing Club (1889).

 

Michael Bryce designed the HOTB logo. Here's what it means:

The leopard’s head exemplifies courage, patience, and mettle.

The palm leaves, also present on the City of Brisbane's coat of arms, represent victory.

The wavy lines represent the Brisbane River and the circled belt, the citizens.

The crossed oars symbolise the sport of Rowing.

The blue and gold colours were inspired by the Brisbane founders.

Location
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HOTB/TRC LOCATION

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