Head of the Housatonic 2019 – please read if not traveling for weekend practice schedule!


Below you will find information regarding the Head of the Housatonic Regatta.

For athletes not traveling to the Housatonic – there will be regular practice on Friday, October 11th. Varsity girls not traveling will also have practice on Saturday, October 12. Varsity boys are off after Friday until Monday (no Sunday practice).

We will be leaving the Caspersen Rowing Center at 4:00pm on Friday October 11th (or earlier if everyone from a van is there). Please bring dinner for the ride up and any other snacks you may want to eat! Vans will make a short stop but it will be easier if not everyone needs to get dinner during this stop. Please be on time so the vans can get on their way as soon as possible.

HOTEL INFORMATION: Hampton Inn Danbury, 81 Newtown Rd, Danbury, CT 06810, tel: 203-748-6677


PARKING is $15 dollars this year and you will have to take a shuttle down to the race course. Please allow at least 30 minutes for transport from the parking site to the regatta venue.

SPECTATORS AND COURSE INFORMATION: Please note there is NO WATER available at the race course! We will bring a the large 10 gallon jugs for athletes to refill their water bottle, but please make sure athletes and spectators bring a full water bottle to the course! We also have a new 10×20 big blue Mercer tent! The tent is coming up on the trailer, and will be a great place for parents to congregate and watch the races together. We have reserved a waterfront tent site – please look for the tent and join other parents in cheering Mercer from that location!

SATURDAY LUNCH: We have ordered Panera for all athletes and chaperones. There are limited options at the course as well.

SATURDAY DINNER: Please bring money for the ride home as we will be stopping to get food.

WIRELESS SERVICE – Cell phone reception at Indian Well State Park is spotty. Do not count on being able to phone or text from your device while you are at the park.

Please check the parents Facebook page for any details regarding arrival at the BH on Saturday night. The parent coordinators will do their best to keep that updated throughout the day depending on service at the race site.

LINEUPS: Please click HERE. Please note that lineups are TENTATIVE and subject to change; race times will be updated when finalized by the regatta.

Thanks and GO MERCER!!!