Welcome Competitors

The Des Moines Rowing Club invites you to join us in Des Moines for the 2015 Head of the Des Moines Regatta. Saturday, September 26, is the day and this year marks the 32nd anniversary of the Head of the Des Moines, one of the oldest continuous regattas in the Midwest.

Our event is an exciting 3-mile race upstream, with efficient launching and docking.

As in the past, we’ll be awarding gold and silver medals to the top two finishers in each event and traveling trophies for selected races and categories. We’ll also award bronze medals for races with 10 or more boats. Our medals are custom designed, as are our T-shirts, posters, and programs.

We’ll again be offering free breakfast food items at the beginning of the day for all athletes and coaches.

We are a USRA-sanctioned event with USRowing officials.

We offer low-cost housing at our Riverfront YMCA for athletes and partner with Holiday Inn-Mercy, our official regatta hotel, who offer great rates to rowers and complimentary rooms for our US Rowing officials.