Hosted Regattas

Station L Rowing Club helps run two regattas out of the Portland Boathouse.


Head of the Dog (HotDOG)

Station L is proud to have taken over the Head of the Dog regatta.

The Head of the Dog has been a fixture on the NW fall rowing calendar for around 30 years.  Portland Boat Club has been the long time steward of the event.  Station L Rowing Club has stepped in to run the regatta with the goal of keeping most, if not all, of the traditions alive.

The current course starts near the Station L Rowing club dock. The course goes us the ‘back channel’ does a 180 degree turn around a buoy and returns back to where it started.

The race occurs at the end of September, details can be found on Regatta Central.


  • The Head of the Dog is a 4500 meter costume race
    • Events for masters, juniors, open rowers of all levels.
    • 1x, 2x, 4x, 4x+, 4-/+ for M, W, and Mixed boats.
  • Awards
    • “Best of Breed” trophy is annually presented to the individual or crew with the best costume.
    • Perpetual Silver Trophies will be awarded to the fastest men’s and women’s 1x.
    • The Bill Kalenius Memorial Trophy will go to the fastest 2x.
    • Medals or ribbons for each event (medals require 3 or more entries)

Portland Fall Classic

The Portland Fall Classic, co-sponsored by Rose City Rowing Club and Station L Rowing Club is planned for late October in Vancouver, WA, offering Open, Masters and Junior singles!

The Portland Fall Classic will return to the Vancouver Lake 5k course in 2023.

Rowers may race twice, and equipment can be used in each flight.

Registration opens September 13 and closes October 26.

For questions about the course or schedule, email Peter Edwards