Competitors

2022 Onsite Registration Guide

Registration information can be found below.  Please expand the sections to view information and if you have any questions please email regatta@hocr.org.

Continued from ’21, we will have designated pickup times.  Registration is available HERE

Coaches and athletes must register for a 30-minute time slot in advance to pick up their packet. If you are picking up more than one packet, you only need to register for one time slot.

  • Hours & Location

    Hours & Location

    Monday, October 17: 6pm – 8pm at 1120 Soldiers Field Rd, Allston MA 02134

    Tuesday, October 18: 6pm – 8pm at 1120 Soldiers Field Rd, Allston MA 02134

    Wednesday, October 19: 6pm – 8pm at 1120 Soldiers Field Rd, Allston MA 02134

    Thursday, October 20: 3:00pm – 7:00pm at the Attager Registration Tent

    Friday, October 21: 9:00am – 6:00pm at the Attager Registration Tent

    Saturday, October 22: 7:30AM to 3:00pm at the Attager Registration Tent

    Coaches and athletes must register for a 30-minute time slot in advance to pick up their packet. If you are picking up more than one packet, you only need to register for one time slot.

    Packet registration will be open 10/5

    Times on Monday through Wednesday are prioritized for local crews, and times on Thursday are prioritized for crews racing on Friday morning. Any crew is welcome to collect their packet on Friday and Saturday.

    Competitors must register at least 3 hours before their race.

  • Waivers and Rosters

    Waivers

    All US-based athletes will need to hold at least a basic membership from USRowing. If you have already signed the USRowing waiver this year, then you are all set. To read more and purchase a USRowing membership, please click HERE.
    International athletes will need to sign a waiver through a RegattaCentral portal. Please click HERE to complete the waiver.

    Rosters

    Line-Ups must be completed through your RegattaCentral before arriving at Onsite Registration. The deadline for finalizing your lineup is October 14th. Scullers are reminded that lineups in 1x and 2x events cannot be changed after the time of entry application, with the sole exception of the Youth 1x, Youth 2x, Para Inclusion 2x, and College-Championship 2x crews.

    A representative from a team may come to collect packets. This individual will be considered responsible for those competitor packets. Changes to line-ups and/or missing waivers will result in a delay in pick-up. All 1x scullers and one representative from each 2x scull must attend Registration. Scullers racing Unaffiliated must bring proof of USRowing Championship level membership.

  • Weigh-In

    Hours & Location

    Lightweight teams must also register for a time to collect their packet. The Weigh-In tent is located within the Attager registration tent at FALS.

    2022 Weigh-In Hours:

    Friday, October 21: 12pm – 6pm

    Saturday, October 22: 7:30am – 3pm

    All lightweight rowers are required to weigh in prior to claiming the registration packet

    Coxswains are on their honor to meet the 100 lb. weight minimum, and we will not be weighed.

    Weigh-In Rules:

    • Competitors must present a valid photo ID – Passport, State Drivers License, etc. – prior to stepping on the scale. For sweep boats, all boat members must be present with their valid photo IDs in order for the boat to weigh in. No exceptions.
    • Competitors must be dressed in appropriate racing attire. No exceptions.
    • All rowers and coxswains must be present by boat. Any competitor that does not make weight will be permitted to make additional attempts. Coxswains are not required to weigh in. If a competitor requires additional weigh-in attempts, only the athlete who has not made weight must weigh-in again.
    • Only competitors rowing in singles and doubles events are permitted to weigh in on Friday. All competitors may weigh in on Saturday, with priority given to competitors rowing in singles and doubles events. Sunday weigh-in by appointment only. (this one may not be needed if crews can reserve times via Eventbrite)
  • Covid 19 Information

    Head of the Charles Regatta

    COVID-19 Health and Safety Protocols

    Updated 9/28/22

    In consultation with advisors from Massachusetts General Hospital, this COVID-19 health and safety guidance has been developed to facilitate a safe and successful regatta by incorporating optimal mitigation strategies against the spread of the SARS-CoV-2 virus (the causative virus of COVID-19).  The Head of the Charles Regatta (HOCR) will adhere to the guidance of USRowing and to the public health regulations in the cities of Boston and Cambridge, the Commonwealth of Massachusetts, and the United States Centers for Disease Control.  This guidance is also subject to change as scientific knowledge advances, based on changes in disease epidemiology and prevalence, and to conform to appropriate regulatory guidance.

     

    General Guidance

    Although COVID-19 infection remains within our midst, we believe that a safe and successful Regatta is well within reach.  At this time, the majority of individuals have immunity to COVID-19 through vaccination and/or natural infection, the severity of COVID-19 disease is reduced for those with immunity, and there are highly effective therapies in the event of infection.  In addition, HOCR benefits from being held outdoors, where transmission is less likely.  Nonetheless, as with an activity that involves gathering, even with multiple mitigation strategies, the risk of transmission cannot be eliminated.  We encourage all participants to adhere to best practices to reduce the risk for all.

    HOCR expects all spectators to follow all applicable state and local regulations.

    All participants are required to follow CDC as well Massachusetts regulations regarding vaccination requirements and arrival testing/quarantine protocols that are in place at the time of the Regatta. These may change from the time of initial registration, and it is the responsibility of the participant to know the rules related to their location of origin.

    Participants are expected to follow all HOCR COVID-19 health and safety protocols, including self-isolation if symptoms develop, and cooperation with all HOCR and Department of Public Health actions in the case of an exposure or other public health event.

    HOCR will not be responsible for providing quarantine or isolation accommodations if they are required and will not reimburse any expenses related to travel, quarantine, or isolation should an individual or team not be allowed to participate due to COVID-19.

     

    Vaccination

    • HOCR strongly encourages vaccination of all participants, including volunteers, athletes, sponsors, and spectators. For the latest information on COVID-19 vaccines, please visit this CDC link.
    • All participants understand that there may be unvaccinated individuals at the Regatta and will consider their own behaviors accordingly.

    Testing

    • HOCR will not require SARS-CoV-2 testing among asymptomatic participants other than in the setting of recent exposures. However, athletes, staff, sponsors, and volunteers will be required to follow all applicable U.S. and state testing and quarantine requirements related to travel, symptoms, and exposure.
    • For those that develop symptoms compatible with COVID-19 at the event, and for those who are identified as contacts of those with COVID-19, HOCR expects participants to self-test via a rapid antigen test. Symptomatic persons will not be able to participate without a negative test.

    Social Distancing and Capacity management

    • HOCR will adhere to state and local regulations around capacity management. At the present time, there are no restrictions on indoor and outdoor gathering size nor capacity limitations. Sponsors must abide by state and local capacity limits at the time of the Regatta and are responsible for ensuring their sponsorship location does not exceed the allowed capacity. HOCR will not impose capacity limits in any of the venues.  This is subject to change if pandemic conditions require or in the event of new State or national guidance.
    • Sponsors are expected to maintain at least one open end to any tent to ensure adequate air flow.

    Masking and Indoor Spaces

    • HOCR will adhere to state and local regulations on mask usage.
    • Other than for those who are required to mask because of recent COVID-19 infection or recent exposure to COVID-19, masks will not be required. Those who choose to mask indoors or outdoors should be respected in their choice.
    • When required, surgical and/or N95 or equivalent masks should be worn.

    Hand Hygiene

    • We encourage all participants to wash or sanitize their hands regularly. Hand sanitizer stations will be available at information stations and first aid stations.
    • Individual hand sanitizers will be available at registration as well.

    Symptomatic Participants

    • All participants should abide by state and local public health guidance surrounding SARS-CoV-2 isolation and quarantine. Lack of cooperation with public health guidance will be grounds for removal from the event.
    • Any participant, regardless of vaccination status, with symptoms compatible with COVID-19 in the 10 days prior to the event should be tested for SARS-CoV-2 prior to participation. Only those symptomatic participants with negative tests will be allowed to participate in the event. Either PCR or rapid antigen testing will be allowed, but if rapid antigen testing is selected, it should be performed on the day of participation in the event.
    • Any participant who develops symptoms compatible with COVID-19 while at the Regatta should immediately self-isolate and/or perform a rapid antigen test. Individuals who test positive should follow all applicable public health requirements regarding isolation, notification of close contacts, restriction of public transportation, and reporting. Symptomatic persons will not be able to participate without a negative test.
    • No individual diagnosed with COVID-19 infection within 5 days of the event will be allowed to participate. Those diagnosed between 6-10 days prior to the event may participate if they are symptomatically improved and have been without fever for at least 24 hours without the use of fever-reducing medications. Other than for athletes during the competition, masks should be worn at all times.

    Exposures and Contact Tracing

    • Individuals exposed to COVID-19 in the 10 days prior to the event, regardless of vaccination status, will take a PCR test or a rapid antigen test. If rapid antigen testing is selected, it should be performed on the day of participation in the event.  Individuals may only participate if the test is negative. With the exception of athletes during competition, these individuals must still wear a mask during the event.

    In the event of notification of a communicable illness at the event, HOCR will cooperate with local and state public health authorities.  All participants and attendees are expected to cooperate with public health outreach and guidance.