The Head of the Christina


WYRA is a very unique program. Most crews we race against are club and 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

DATE: Oct 6, 2024

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. Click here for info on the race course.

There will be live jazz music, food/snacks, competitive racing, and medals for first place in each event.

Don’t miss this friendly, challenging, and exciting head race! Click here to go to Regatta Central to enter and see race schedule.

For directions to the boathouse, click here.


WYRA invites you to join in the fun on October 6th, 2024, from 8:30 to approximately 3:00. The spectator area is along the beautiful Wilmington Riverwalk.

The regatta will run rain or shine so be sure to dress accordingly.

Please note that due to Riverfront Development Corporation (RDC) policy, teams are forbidden from operating grills on the Wilmington riverfront.

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