Copy of Update 10082021 (8 x 2 in) (1)

Parents and Student-Athletes,

As mentioned at the welcome picnic, our student-athletes are required to ride as a team to and from the Head of the Hooch Regatta in Chattanooga, TN. After our fundraising efforts, the cost per rower for the chartered bus decreased from $144 to $80. Please submit your payment of $80 by 9/30/22 to confirm rower attendance and to ensure that a room is secured for your rower. The cost of the rooms, regatta entry fees, coach expenses, breakfasts at hotel and lunches at team tent are covered for the rowers already by your membership dues.

For transparency:

Fundraising efforts for Hooch bus: $2816.17

Bus total (including tip and hotel room expense for driver): $6900

In addition, the totals from some of our team's continued fundraising efforts (e.g., GotSneakers) will likely change the amount due.

An invoice for the cost per student-athlete (non-refundable) will be sent via PayPal, and is due by 9/30/22, as indicated above. Your payment will secure your spot on the team charter bus and serve as an RSVP to the HOOCH regatta.

Head of the Hooch is hosted by Atlanta Rowing Club & Lookout Rowing Club and is for all rowers.  Learn more on Regatta Central.

When: November 5th and 6th, 2022. Student-athletes will travel Thursday, November 3rd, and have a late practice on Friday, November 4th. Rowers will have excused absences Friday, 11/3. And if needed, Monday,11/7.

Where:  Chattanooga, TN. Our team tent will be near the center of the regatta activities (finish line), which is next to the Chattanooga Aquarium.

Parking Fee:  City Parking varies $10 to $15 daily

Required Waivers:  US Rowing

Parent Meeting: Saturday, September 24th, 9 AM-10:30 AM, "Ergs Don't Float and Other Gems of Wisdom," will cover Head of the Hooch information. Please plan to attend.

Travel: Student-athletes will drop their luggage off before school at a home near the school on Thursday, November 3rd. They will board the team charter bus immediately after school Thursday,11/3/22, and return to HHS on the night of Sunday, 11/6/22. Arrival time updates will be shared as needed to coordinate pick-up by parents at HHS.

We fundraise to arrange student-athlete travel in a coach bus with a few parent volunteer chaperons, and possibly an assistant coach. If the fundraising goal for transportation is not met, parents will be required to pay for their student-athlete's transportation to the Head of the Hooch that is provided by the club. Student-athletes must travel as a team to and from the event.  A tip for the bus driver will also be collected from each student=athlete.

Team Hotel: Holiday Inn Express & Suites Downtown Chattanooga, 440 W M.L.K. Blvd, Chattanooga, TN 37402 (423) 664-4321 Dial 0 to speak with the front desk.

Rooms are reserved for the student-athletes from 11/3 - checkout 11/6/22.
• Block of rooms for parents are available to book on a first-come, first-served basis for the dates of Thursday, 11/3, through Saturday, 11/5, check out Sunday 11/6. You may choose the dates you prefer. There are 11 rooms with two double beds and 10 rooms with King beds. Please call (423) 664-4321 and select 0 to speak with the front desk to reserve your room and let them know that you are with Hillsborough High School Rowing Club.
• The club does not cover the cost of parents' rooms.
• Hotels fill up quickly for this regatta. Please plan to reserve a place to stay if you will attend this event. Besides hotels, VRBO & AirBNB are other good options.

Athletes must weigh-in at least one hour preceding their first race at any of the following times: Friday 1:00pm to 7:00pm, Saturday 7:00am to 5:00pm, Sunday 6:00am to 11:00am.

Learn more about the history of Hooch and the best places to view the races.  Albeit a little dated, you can learn even more about Hooch in this video, as well as places to visit in Downtown Chattanooga. Be sure to watch at 0:15 for a quick HHSRC appearance and take note of our vintage oars!!

More information will be available as we get closer to the date. Please reach out to the club with any questions at

Go Big Red!

clear sky
93% humidity
wind: 3m/s NNW
H 66 • L 62
Weather from OpenWeatherMap

If you have any questions, please contact any board member by email at  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.