2018 Regatta Photos
“SRRA”=Spokane River Rowing Associations
“PORPA”=Pend Oreille River Rowing and Paddling Association
“Rockies”=Rockies Rowing Club Cranbrook BC
“POR-PAL=PORPA”(SeeAbove)+Palouse Rowing Association
A=Under age 50
B=Over age 50
+ represents Coxed
1X,2X,4X.=Scull and # of rowers
Record?= New Record set
- 2015 – Unfortunately the race was called due to weather. This is why the course has been changed, to ensure racing regardless of the weather.
Regatta BBQ Tickets Now Available!
Beginning Tuesday, September 2, 2018 Regatta BBQ tickets may be purchased at these local merchants: White Cross Pharmacy in Sandpoint and Priest River, Seeber’s Drug and Country Lane in Newport; Mac’s Conoco and Bonner Saw in Priest River; and the Klondyke in La Clede. Tickets can also be purchased online. BBQ Tickets can be purchased through midnight 9-23-18.
HOP 2018 Regatta Sept. 28 – Sept. 30
Located on the beautiful Pend Oreille River at Priest River, the is held on the last weekend of September. The HOP (Head of the Pend Oreille) Regatta is located in Priest River Idaho and held at the Priest River Recreation Area (AKA the Mudhole). The last weekend in September finds rowers from all over Idaho, Washington and Canada converging on the Pend Oreille and Priest Rivers for a weekend of rowing competition and fun!
Friday, September 28th is entry arrivals and rowing practice from 2PM to 6PM, there will be safety boats on the water.
Saturday, September 29th starts with the 1700 meter HEAD race at 8:30am to 12:30pm (break for lunch until 3 PM) AT 3 PM the 1000 meter STAKE race starts and that will run through until 5 PM
Sunday, September 30th we are inviting the crews to “Experience the Pend Oreille River” and row with the PORPA group (Pend Oreille Row and Paddle Association.) Join us at the Mudhole at 7AM
Registration and Waivers
Registration deadline for rowers is Sept 22
Coeur d’Alene and Olympic Peninsula Juniors dominate the 2017 HOP
October 6, 2017
Junior rowers from Coeur d’Alene Rowing Association and Olympic Peninsula Rowing Association OPRA) of Port Angeles, WA faced each other for the first time for a friendly competition during the 2017 Head of the Pend Oreille Regatta (HOP). These two teams made up the majority of the sixty juniors that participated in this year’s Regatta. Juniors from the Rockies Rowing Club, Nelson Rowing and Pend Oreille Rowing and Paddling Association (PORPA) completed the field.
The Master’s rowing group experienced the return of the Nelson Rowing. In total there were seven groups present. The Regatta had 45 entries, which is the largest number of entries in its seven-year history.
Additionally, the Regatta moved the Barbeque, which was catered by the Klondyke Café of Laclede to Saturday and this was well received. The water was flat and fast with sometimes for the 1700- meter course less than seven minutes.
Thanks to Sponsors, Boosters, Support Staff and Volunteers.