Head of the Yarra 2017

West End is sending a number of crews to this historic 8.5k eights head race in Melbourne, Australia in November this year.


To help drive your winter training we will be sending our top 8+, mens or womens, to race the Head of the Yarra in November.  FLIGHTS and ACCOMMODATION PAID, you only need to contribute $200 towards costs and pay your own food and expenses. Selection of the top 8+ crew will happen the end of September and will be based on;

  • Individual weight adjusted erg scores – 5km,
  • Those who have shown commitment to the winter training programme,
  • The crew that is performing the best on the water,
  • To be eligible all rowers need to be a WERC member and be committed to rowing the full season through to NZ Champs in Feb 2018.

If you are a Club rower, beginning winter training in June, and are interested in being in the top 8+ to race the HOY register below. Registration needs to be in by 31 July 2017.


We will be sending two masters crews to compete. Depending on those who are wishing to attend we will then decide on the age group/s and womens/mens/mixed combinations. To row masters grade you must be 27+ years of age.
Please note: Masters crews are to pay their own way to this event.

If you are a Masters rower wishing to start at the HOY please register below. Registration needs to be in by 31 July 2017.