Last weekend of each September
The 4th annual Head of the Pend Oreille will be held on the Pend Oreille River at Priest River on Saturday Sept 27, 2014. The Regatta begins at 10 am, starting at Thama Shores. It finishes at the West Bonner Park in Priest River.
Rowing groups around the Inland Northwest and Canada participated in the past, including Gonzaga, Washington State Women’s, Coeur d’ Alene High School, Coeur d’ Alene Rowing Club, Palouse Rowing Club, Nelson British Columbia Rowing Club, and the Spokane River Rowing Association. There is also growing interest in organizations from outside the area
A head race is a time-trial competition in which rowers race against the clock. The crew or rower completing the course in the shortest time in their age, ability and boat-class category is deemed the winner. The Head of the Pend Oreille will be a 5K open to all classes of rowers. For those wishing to see the race, the Pend Oreille venue offers spectacular spectator vantage points both at the finish line and along the 5K course.
A special barbeque will be held at the Priest River Yacht Club the evening of Friday September 26th with the added treat of a row-by featuring regatta participants.
Priest River Idaho