12th Annual Head of the Hooch on the River
Chattanooga, Tenn. (WDEF) – Thousands are taking over the Scenic City this weekend for one of the nation’s largest rowing competitions – the 12th annual Head of the Hooch event.
These 22-hundred boats are covering a three-and-a-half mile course, launching a rowing shell every 15 seconds.
The race brings 10-thousand high school, college and older competitors to downtown Chattanooga, where they fill up hotel rooms and restaurants.
“It’s just exciting to be downtown where everybody can walk to great restaurants, to their hotels, and be part of the site. Chattanooga gives us the largest single site for a rowing regatta in the country, and our competitors love that,” says Doug Beville, with Head of the Hooch.
The competition continues Sunday.