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Head of the Buffalo Regatta


HOBR is hosted by Buffalo Scholastic Rowing Association each year in October. This inclusive regatta features events for high school youth, adults, adaptive and cancer survivor teams. Teams from Buffalo, Rochester, Syracuse, Erie and Pittsburgh compete on the almost 3 mile course on the Buffalo River. Spectators can watch the race all along the river from Red Jacket Park down to RiverFest park/RiverWorks. We encourage spectators to enjoy local businesses for food and beverage such as Buffalo RiverWorks, Tewskbury, Resurgence, Hartman's, Buffalo Bar & Grill, Gene McCarthy's, Undergrounds, Wonder Coffee House and more.

HOBR 2023 has been cancelled due to a scheduling conflict with a construction project. Our site will not be a state conducive to hosting a full scale regatta. We look forward to a great 2024 HOBR, with our new and improved site!

Sponsorship Opportunities

Want to be a part of our Head of the Buffalo Regatta success?
​We offer individuals and businesses various sponsorship opportunities. Please click on the document below to view the levels and email it back to

Buffalo Scholastic Rowing Association is a 501(c)(3) not-for-profit corporation. Donations are tax deductible. Federal ID 26-4831602

Checks may be payable to BSRA and mailed to 405 Ohio Street, Buffalo NY 14204

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Course Video

  • Become familiar with all the turns along the HOBR course

  • Review warmup and cooldown procedures

  • The HOBR course is 4,350m


Traffic Pattern

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Site Map

Visit the official HOBR 2023 Regatta Central page

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