Head and Tail of the Gorge Regatta

The logo for the Head and Tail of the Gorge regatta, by Darlene Gait.

Our event logo was designed by Darlene Gait, a Coast Salish First Nation's artist.

2022 Wrap-Up
Thank you to all of our participants, volunteers, and sponsors who made the regatta great! For pictures, results, etc. see our 2022 HOG-TOG regatta page.

2023 Information
The 2023 HOG-TOG will be on the weekend of October 14-15! Details will be made available on Regatta Central when they are finalized.

About the Regatta
These two days of rowing are an iconic BC event, with a broad range of participants and spectacular viewing opportunities. The Head of the Gorge starts near Victoria's historic Old Town, runs north under three bridges, shoots through the rushing waters of Tillicum Narrows, and finishes at Esquimalt Park. The Tail of the Gorge starts in the beautiful Portage Inlet, and runs south under the Craigflower Bridge, to finish back at Esquimalt Park and it's Japanese Gardens and pavilion.

Teams from BC, Alberta, the Pacific Northwest, and beyond use this regatta to mark the end of the season and the transition to winter training, with incredible racing during the day and the hospitality of Victoria in the evening . The Head of the Gorge encourages costumes during the race, and that gives the entire event a festival atmosphere.

The Head and Tail of the Gorge Regatta focuses on community and bringing together athletes, volunteers and community members to share an appreciation for the gorge waterway and the sport of rowing.

By participating, you are contributing to the mythical story of rowing the Gorge and conquering it. Have fun and enjoy the challenge!

The Gorge Narrows Rowing Club gives thanks to the Lekwungen People of the Songhees and Esquimalt Nations whose traditional lands and waterways we share daily.


Oct 14-15, 2023


Esquimalt GorgePark
1070 Tillicum Rd
Victoria, BC  V9A 2A1

See map

More Information

Registration and detailed event information is available at Regatta Central.

Our 2022 Sponsors

Brentwood College School

Brentwood College School is a transformative place of learning and leadership, mirroring the educational experience of a small college rather than a traditional boarding school. Our primary purpose is to help students gain the independence and skills necessary to succeed in the post-secondary world while studying in a safe, caring, and nurturing environment

Coast Capital Savings

At Coast Capital, we’re not dreaming about a better future, we’re building one. As a member-owned cooperative for over 80 years, we’re helping our members with their real goals and real challenges so they can live the real life they want today.

Peninsula CO-OP

Peninsula Co-op is a Vancouver Island based co-operative with our core business in grocery, petroleum and convenience stores employing more than 350 full and part-time employees.

Fairway Market - Proud to be local | Your Fresh Store

Fairway Market proudly brings years of experience and a family passion for providing quality foods and service to our customers. We have grown from a small family business to one of Vancouver Island’s largest independently owned grocery stores with 10 locations to serve Islanders. Fairway Market understands the importance of family and community, always building on the earnest foundation laid by Founder/Chairman, Don Yuen.

Jawl Properties, Ltd.

Jawl Properties Ltd. is an integrated developer, owner and manager of premium commercial real estate in Victoria, BC. We provide our clients with market-leading space solutions through responsive management services and an unwavering commitment to high quality construction and maintenance practices. We are deeply rooted in the Victoria community and take a long-term approach to everything we do.

Point Hope Maritime, A RALMAX Company.

Point Hope Maritime full-service shipyard is strategically located on the harbour in Victoria, B.C., Canada. For over a hundred years, Point Hope Maritime has played a key role in the commercial and industrial activities of the Port of Victoria by servicing visiting vessels in our safe harbour. From 1873 to now, they continue to repair and refit all types of Commercial and Private vessels.

Rainbow Kitchen - Filling the Belly, Feeding the Soul.

Founded in 2010, Rainbow Kitchen is a family-friendly community kitchen that specializes in providing delicious meals and connecting the community to resources. Everyone welcome, no questions asked.

If you or someone you know is in need of food, Rainbow Kitchen can help. With a dedicated team of staff and volunteers, Rainbow Kitchen serves 10,000 meals every month.

Team Sales Sports and Corporate Wear

Team Sales VI Ltd. is your one-stop shop for promotional products and business gifts. Our extensive range of promo products will ensure you find something to suit your requirements.

Trotac Marine

Founded in 1972, Trotac Marine is the most trusted and well-stocked marine supplier on Canada’s West Coast. We have, and still travel the world to find the most reliable products to help you enjoy your boating experience. We are proud to service recreational, commercial and industrial clients as well as all three levels of Government with fishing and boating parts, accessories and gear.

Victoria Tug & Barge, Ltd.

We would like to acknowledge Victoria Tug & Barge, their representative Loren Perraton, and the tug's crews for adjusting their work schedule to bring in a barge Sunday so that Saturday's races can run unimpeded. We deeply appreciate their commitment to the rowing community, and to their support of events that are organized in the inner harbour of Victoria.

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