Halloween Regatta


October 28, 2023

Tampa Bypass Canal at Harney Park

Tampa Bypass Canal, 7117 US-301, Tampa FL 33610

Regatta Central


Formerly known as the Head of the Pass and hosted by Plant High Rowing Association, Inc.

When: Saturday, 10/28/2023

Location: Tampa Bypass Canal, 7117 US-301, Tampa FL 33610

Parking: ALL spectators should plan to park at King High School: 6815 N 56th St, Tampa, FL 33610.  Shuttle buses will begin running by 5:30 am and continue for the entire day. Spectators will be asked for a $5 donation to the Boys Scouts. Carpooling effectively will help everyone!

Student-Athlete Arrival Time: All rowers must arrive at the tent by 6:30 AM.  This requires rowers to
be dropped by 6:15AM to give enough time to walk to the tent. ONLY coaches, volunteers, and team hospitality vehicles will park on-site. NO spectators will be allowed to park in Harney Park except to drop-off athletes and other car riders.Athletes can be dropped off at the park before drivers park at King High to get shuttled back. Gates will open Saturday at 5:00 AM. Traffic can start to backup along US-301 very early so be sure to account for extra travel time. Look for our hospitality trailer, team flags, and red tents on the grass by the river. Racing starts at 8:00 AM.

Volunteer Information: We can't go to this regatta without help from the parents. Please sign up to help the HHSRC out
over the weekend. Please visit this link for more information about club families' required volunteer hours. To review HHSRC's Participation Policy, please go here.

Plant High is the host of this year’s Halloween Regatta and is also looking for volunteers. They are
looking for regatta volunteers/coaches to assist as launch drivers. This is an opportunity to watch
the regatta from a unique vantage point. Visit their SignUpGenius here to help.

Race times and Boat assignments: Follow this link. Race times may change without notice.

Site Maps:
Launch/Recover & Site Map
Start Area
Finish Area
Course Map

Race Course ~4k

Live Results - CrewTimer link will be posted here.

Required Waivers/Memberships/Certifications: Must complete the online NOARA waiver, TARA waiver, current USRowing Basic Membership, and current SafeSport Certification in order to compete.


The following fees are included in the monthly dues:

  • Regatta registration fees
  • Boat trailer transportation to/from Bypass Canal

The following fees are not included in the monthly dues:

  • Rowers’ meals: Breakfast and lunch. Served by HHSRC, paid for separately. Please pay your $15 per rower dues BELOW by 10/20. (Families are welcome to also pay for their own meals which is also $15 per person.)
  • Parking at regatta cash only; (usually $5 donation)

Weather:  Look at your favorite weather app or website to check if rain/cold conditions are possible. Weather
predictions can change daily.

What to bring:

  • Hats/visors and sunscreen
  • Medications/inhalers, etc.
  • Chairs/Blankets/Binoculars
  • Things to keep you occupied during downtime-homework for rowers, books, etc.
  • Jackets (can get cold)/Rain gear (has rained before)
  • Money for food trucks. Food trucks this year will be: Buddy Brew, Blakes BBQ, Kona Ice
  • Money for regatta shirts
  • Long Sleeve Undershirt to wear under Uni. Dri Fit is recommended.

What to Expect on Regatta Days Whether this is your very first regatta or you are a varsity parent, you can find what you need to know here.

FOOD For Student-Athletes, Team Family Members, and Fans of HHSRC

The cost per person is $15 for breakfast and lunch. The menu includes a hot breakfast of pancakes, eggs, bacon, fruit, and yogurts. The hot lunch menu includes grilled chicken sandwiches, vegetarian options, coleslaw, and potato salad.

Please Prepay by Midnight, October 20, 2023, in order for Chef Perrone, our Hospitality Chair, to order the correct amount of food. Purchasing in advance not only guarantees you have food, it also cuts down on waste. Payment will not be accepted the day of the event. Wristbands will be given to those who prepaid.


More information will be available closer to the regatta. 

scattered clouds
55% humidity
wind: 21m/s ENE
H 94 • L 87
Weather from OpenWeatherMap

If you have any questions, please contact any board member by email at hhsrowingclub@gmail.com.  We welcome your input!

HHSRC is a non-profit 501(C)(3) tax-exempt organization.

Donations to the Club are tax-deductible under the IRS Code.