Bolles Crew Take on Hooch

Also called ‘The Last of the Great Fall Regattas’ the Head of the Hooch is a 4,500 meter regatta in Chattanooga Tennessee. It is held in the fall on the first Saturday and Sunday of November as a head race on the Chattahoochee River. A head race is a time trial competition where boats start in staggered increments and times are compared to determine placements.

The Head of the Hooch started in 1981 by the Atlanta Rowing Club as a small event but has grown to be one of the largest regattas held in America. It now hosts rowing teams from all over America and even international teams from countries such as Sweden, Canada, and Germany.

This year, 171 teams rowed the 2.8-mile course in with teams competing against 10 to 60 boats per race. Bolles Crew attended the Head of the Hooch this year as the penultimate race of the fall season. Bolles raced many boat types including: eights, fours, quads, doubles, pairs, and singles. The Bolles crew teams had a great time at the race and they look forward to more racing during the upcoming spring and winter season.