How do I register? What are the fees? What are the deadlines? These questions and a few more answered here.

Online Registration

Registration for the 2018 Head of the Des Moines is facilitated through RegattaCentral.


As this is a US Rowing Registered Regatta, waivers are handled through US Rowing’s Waiver Portal system. Consult your club/school/organization for your club code.

Entry Fees

  • Eights: $56
  • Fours/Quads: $40
  • Doubles/pairs: $28
  • Singles $16
  • Late registration: add $5 per boat
  • Changes to entry after Boating/Line-Up deadline $5.00 per change


    • Opens August 24, 2010 @ 12:59 PM CDT
    • Closes September 25, 2017 @ 11:59 PM CDT
    • Line-Ups Due September 26, 2017 @ 11:59 PM CDT
    • Payment Due At Time of Registration
    • Waiver Due September 26, 2017 @ 11:59 PM CDT

Registration Services

Registration Services is located on the eastern side of the brick bathrooms in a big white tent marked “Registration.” It is advisable for crews and individuals to check in early to pickup their race packets containing bow markers, event list, regatta information, etc. the evening before the race.