Head of the Brisbane
Toowong Rowing Club (TRC) welcomes you to their annual Head of the Brisbane regatta, a 9.5 km time trial, which is held annually on the second Saturday in October.
Racing starts at 7:00 am from the TRC pontoon off Keith Street, St Lucia. 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.
We could not put on this event without the support of our SPONSORS.
We welcome you to this prestigious event and look forward to seeing you at the start line. Friends and supporters can enjoy the spectacle from the banks of our beautiful river.
Questions or comments, please email the HOTB committee
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.
RACE DAY ORDER OF EVENTS
At least one marshal from each tinny must attend.
Competitor & coxswain briefing
At least one crew member from each crew must attend.
Be at the marshalling/start area at least10 minutes before race.
~1 hour after the last race crosses the finish line.
We will hold the race briefing on the morning of the HOTB at the bottom of the function centre. We will also position banners displaying the course when you come to pick up your t-shirt and bow number from the TRC function centre from 4:00 pm to 6:30 pm the Friday night before the race. Feel free to ask questions.
HOTB RULES and GENERAL INFORMATION
Get a race advantage by studying the course and rules here.
Check out the HOTB t-shirt sizing BEFORE registering for your race.
Download the HOTB Safety Management and Emergency Response plan to ensure you know what to do in case of an emergency.
Ride your bike or walk to the many spectator vantage points.
Review the HOTB COVID plan.
The Toowong Rowing Club car park will be cordoned off the evening before the regatta for trailer parking. No cars. Refer to the image.
Any cars left in the TRC car park after 7:00 pm on the Friday night before race day WILL BE TOWED AT THE OWNER'S EXPENSE. We need to close the car park off for trailers.
You can email the HOTB committee to request a space.
LEAVE THE CENTRE AISLE CLEAR for BBC access and emergency services vehicles.
Once you rig your boats, put them back on your trailer.