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Head of the Buffalo Regatta 2021 is scheduled for

Saturday, October 23rd.

HOBR is hosted by Buffalo Scholastic Rowing Association each year in October. This inclusive regatta features events for highschool youth, adults, adaptive and cancer survivor teams as well as canoe paddlers. 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.




We had over 300 athletes from the following teams:

UB, Clarkson University, John Carroll University, City Honors HS, West Side Rowing Club, , Fairport Crew, St. Joseph's Collegiate Institute, Mercyhurst Prep, Pine Richland, Mt Lebonan, Buffalo Seminary, Canisius HS, BRRC Masters, We Can Row and Canisius Alum/current Emory Riddle student Matt Talty. We also featured alumni races which included Mercyhurst University, Mount Mercy Academy, Buffalo Seminary, Canisius HS, University at Buffalo, St. Joseph's Collegiate Institute and John Carroll University. Another new event this year was the marathon paddlers, "North Buffalo Canoe Club" who recently started launching and practicing from BSRA.


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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

HOBR Course

HOBR 2020 Course: 4,350m

Start line: Red Jacket Park (base of Smith St.). There is a concrete wall with a "Start" sign painted on the wall.

Finish Line: Last piling/dock pole at Riverfest Park (Peg's park/Tewksbury/opposite RiverWorks).

2021 HOBR Sponsors


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