Head of the Chick

Chickahominy Riverfront Park 
1350 John Tyler Hwy, Williamsburg, Virginia

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River City Crew

Prince William Rowing Club

American University Crew

Princess Anne Crew Club

Hickory Crew

William & Mary


Christopher Newport Univ

Bull Run

Maury HS Crew Team


Bishop Ireton Crew


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Regatta Day 

Nov 9, 2019

Intended Regatta Schedule:

6:30 Park Opens

8:30 Coaches Meeting

8:45 Coxswains Meeting

10:00 First Events Start (changed due to temp)

3:00 Last Races Finish


    • Closes November 5, 2019 @ 11:59 PM EST

If there are any race categories you'd like to enter but are not listed, please let us know.  The initial schedule will be posted by Wednesday November 6th.

Boat and Team trailers can be dropped off the night before or morning of the regatta. 


Middle school events are not separated by gender, feel free to enter as a boy/girl/or mixed lineup.  If we receive enough gender specific entries, we'll separate the events.


Trailers and Parking: 

  • Space will be assigned for trailers, boat rigging.

  • Parking for spectator and participant vehicles is $10 - cash preferred, but cards accepted

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 From our Regatta Director, Kelly

   Welcome to the fourth annual Head of the Chick Regatta, hosted by Williamsburg Boat Club.


   The Head of the Chick is held at the Chickahominy Riverfront Park in Williamsburg, Virginia, one of North America's most popular vacation destinations. The Chickahominy is a wide river and the course is buoyed and uncomplicated, allowing for a wonderful rowing experience for all ages and stages of rowers. 


Park Features

  1. Biking

  2. Boat Access/Launch

  3. Campground

  4. Canoe/Kayak Rental

  5. Fishing

  6. Interpretive Signage

  7. Picnic Areas

  8. Playground

  9. Pool

  10. Restrooms

  11. Store/Concessions

  12. Walking Trails

  13. Wildlife Viewing



There is great camping on site. Chickahominy Riverfront Park features over 120 campsites, including campsites that accommodate large groups. Several campsites have scenic views of the Chickahominy River and Gordon Creek and some campsites have access to water. Campsites include everything from basic tent sites to full hookup sites for RV’s. There are no cabins available. Campers have access to 2 bathhouses with a slop sink at each bathhouse. There is a limit of 6 people (up to 4 adults) per site and no more than 2 tents. Campsites may be reserved 12 months in advance and on a monthly basis. Fees are based on residency; view our Park Fees for more information. Reservations may be made by calling 757-258-5020 or by walk-in. Payment is due when the reservation is made.

Learn more about camping at Chickahominy Riverfront Park


Water Recreation

The park offers a public pool, and a 290-foot lighted fishing pier that’s available for use 24 hours a day and a catch-and-release pond. A fresh water license is required for all fishing in the park for anyone over the age of 16. The park also features a boat ramp to launch personal watercraft and it’s also available for use 24 hours a day. Please stop in the Guest Services Office or use the boat ramp honor box outside the store to pay the boat ramp fee. Canoe, kayak and paddleboard rentals are available for rent all year. View our Park Fees for launch and rental details.