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Head of Hooch sets registrant record

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CHATTANOOGA, Tenn. (AP) - Organizers of the Head of the Hooch rowing regatta in Chattanooga say they have a record-setting registration for races Saturday and Sunday, more than 9,200 rowers and coxswains in more than 1,900 boats.

Chattanooga Area Convention and Visitors Bureau president and CEO Bob Doak said in a statement that the event is in its sixth year and "including coaches, family and regatta viewers," more than 13,000 people are expected.

That's an economic impact of $4.75 million.

Spectators can watch from the city's waterfront, including the Walnut Street Bridge, on the Tennessee River.

The event was formerly known as the Head of the Chattahoochee, and is organized by both the Atlanta Rowing Club and the Lookout Rowing Club of Chattanooga.

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