Given the various and exciting courses submitted from around the world in the virtual Head Of The Charles in 2020, the HOCR Board of Directors is exploring potential expansion to various event sites around the US and World. Throughout 2021 organizers plan to choose their favorite courses submitted from the 2020 HOCR 4702 Remote On-Water event, and exploration will follow with site visits and communication with local clubs and officials.
The intention will be that the new 'HOCR' sites will be locally staffed, with central coordination from the HOCR (now) World Headquarters. The HOCR office is exploring hiring Slice Studios and YunaVerse Event Management to coordinate all event logistics.
The long-term plan will be that the HOCR series events will act as qualification regattas beginning early spring through the summer for athletes to earn guaranteed entries to the main event in October. Regatta Officials hope to create a similar experience to racing in Boston, including race packets, bread bowl stands, and plenty of opportunities to steal pole banners.