The Charles River sits beside the city of Boston with stunning elegance. In addition to the visual majesty of this body of water, the Charles builds interest and character through its many functions and uses. Sailboats, motorboats, kayaks and paddleboards frequent the river bordering the city. In addition to these fun recreational activities, the sport of Crew also brings the river a sense of extraordinary discipline and cultural tradition. Coming this fall, the Head of the Charles Regatta will attract the best crew teams in the world to Boston.
This two day long rowing competition has been a staple in the sport’s world and Boston’s annual social calendar for nearly half a century. The largest event of its kind, the Head of the Charles attracts over 9,000 athletes to compete in over fifty events at this internationally renowned competition. The concept of a Head Race speaks to a class of regattas three miles long and a group of boats competing against time and each other. Winners of this event will be given the traditional, honorary title of Head of the Charles.
The various events range with a laundry list of parameters and participants. Some of the races names include: Mixed-Gender Fours, Mixed-Gender Doubles, Alumni Eights –Men, Alumni Eights—Women, Championship Singles, Championship Doubles, etc. The point is, there will be an insane amount of world-class competition taking place on the Charles River during this wild event.
Athletes from the top rowing universities in the world— Harvard, Cambridge, Northeastern, Yale and more— will square off October 18-19th this fall for the 50th Head of the Charles Regatta. These will be a couple of days filled with extraordinary competition amongst students and alumni of masterful crew programs. It’s a great excuse to sit outside on the river and enjoy the autumn splendor that Boston loves.