“For my part, I travel not to go anywhere, but to go.
I travel for travel's sake. The great affair is to move.”
- Robert Louis Stevenson

Welcome to the Head of the Rock Regatta

Baird Head of the Rock Regatta on the Rock River in Rockford, Illinois October 14, 2012Join us on Sunday, October 14th as Robert W. Baird & Co. once again hosts the 27th annual Head of the Rock Regatta, the Midwest's premiere rowing race. This year, over 65 teams from youth groups, colleges and universities, sport clubs and rowing enthusiasts will come together in a day of competition, challenge and the beauty of coordinate effort.

If you've never been to a regatta, take a look at our frequently asked questions page to learn about rules of the regatta and racing, where the best place to watch is and the day's activities. Robert W. Baird & Co. has been proudly sponsoring the Head of the Rock Regatta for eight years -- read why we've chosen to support this wonderful community event. And take a look at previous years' photo galleries for great pictures of fans and competitors enjoying this unique sport. You can also learn about the history of the Head of the Rock Regatta and how it's become one of the nation's most prestious rowing events.

We hope you enjoy the 2012 Head of the Rock Regatta. It has been a pleasure for Robert W. Baird & Co. to be a part of this experience and help to bring such a world-class event to northern Illinois and the Rockford area in particular.

Rockford YMCA Rowing Club at the Head of the Rock Regatta on the Rock River in Rockford, Illinois