Head of the Merrimack


Essex Rowing Association thanks all the competitors, volunteers, race officials, spectators, our partners, and sponsors for making the 2019 Head of the Merrimack a HUGE success.  We hope you enjoyed the day and look forward to seeing you at next year’s event.  If you have any suggestions on how we can make this regatta even better, please email them to regatta@essexrowing.org.

Results can be found here.

Register Now

REGISTRATION IS CLOSED.   If you would like to be added to our waitlist, send an email to regatta@essexrowing.org indicating the event for which you wish to be waitlisted.


Course Map

Head of the Merrimack Course Map


There is no vehicle parking at the ERA facility.  Parking is available across this street at the MKS parking lot.  Parking fee is $10.  There will be shuttle van service from the parking lot to the ERA facility and to Norms White Horse Restaurant, where the finish line is.

Car Toppers

Car toppers should drop their boats off in the field where indicated on the map below and then proceed to park at the MKS parking lot.  The parking fee is waived for all car toppers.


ON-SITE TRAILER PARKING CURRENTLY AT CAPACITY.  If you are planning to bring a trailer and don’t have a reservation, please contact us at regatta@essexrowing.org so we can try to accommodate you.

Head of the Merrimack Parking Map

Trailer Parking Reservation Form


Essex Rowing Association thanks the following businesses and organizations for helping make this event possible: