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.
LENGTH: 2.75 mile head race
ENTRY DATE: Canceled for 2020
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.
Unfortunately, due to the current ongoing health crisis and guidelines set out by Governor Carney, the 2020 Head of the Christina Regatta has been canceled.
We look forward to welcoming you back to the Wilmington Riverfront in October 2021!