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We look forward to seeing you Sunday, October 1st at the 2023 Head of the Christina.

Who We Are

WYRA is a very unique program. Most crews we race against area 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.

For Competitors

LENGTH: 2.75 mile head race
ENTRY DATE: The Entry site is open.
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, 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.

Current News

WYRA invites you to join in the fun on October 1st, 2023, from 8:30 to approximately 3:00. The spectator area is along the Wilmington Riverwalk in front on the Amtrak Offices. The regatta will be an entirely outdoor affair, with only established members of the WYRA community allowed in the interior of the WYRA boathouse.

For the safety of competitors and our community, the Head of the Christina encourages all in attendance to be fully vaccinated prior to the regatta.

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