WYRA is a very unique program. Most crews we race against are school programs, but WYRA is a composite program made up of public, private, parochial and home schooled kids from Delaware, Southeastern Pennsylvania, Northeastern Maryland and Southern New Jersey.
WYRA’s mission statement is to promote physical, mental, and social wellness in young people of all backgrounds, using the sport of rowing and related educational programs to instill essential lifelong values including responsibility, self-discipline, teamwork, leadership, commitment, and the pursuit of excellence.
The money raised from the Head of the Christina goes right back into WYRA to help continue teaching area youth the fine sport of rowing.
LENGTH: 2.75 mile head race
ENTRY DATE: Sun Oct 2nd, 2016
EVENTS: Novice through top skilled boats; sculling and sweep; youth through masters; open and club; schools and open youth.
It’s great practice for the Head of the Charles, with plenty of turns, 4 bridges to navigate, and plenty of other challenges.
There will be live jazz music, good food, competitive racing, and medals for first place in each event.
Don’t miss this friendly, challenging, and exciting head race! Visit RegattaCentral to register online, or to see a list of events, click here.
For directions to the boathouse, click here.
The course has been laid. The t-shirts have arrived. We're all ready to host the Head of the Christina Regatta. Hopefully the rain will hold off, but to be prepared, bring some rain gear. Temps should be in the low 70s.
We have 53 crews coming, making this the largest HOChristina. We can't wait to see you tomorrow!