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Get Outside in Beautiful Boston and Watch the World's Best Crew Teams at Events in Boston like the Head of the Charles Regatta.

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49th Head of the Charles Regatta
October 19th, 2013 to October 20th, 2013
Charles River

Since its inception in 1965, the Head of the Charles Regatta has welcomed the world’s best crew teams to the banks of the Charles River for the ultimate 2-day rowing competition and one of the Events in Boston that is looked forward to each year.

Preparing for a Events in Boston that attract more than 9,000 athletes and 300,000 spectators requires a great deal of time and commitment, but today’s athletes are ready to compete against some of the best opponents in rowing. 

Head of the Charles Regatta Founders, and Cambridge Boat Club members D’Arcy MacMahon, Howard McIntyre, and Jack Vincent, created the Regatta on the advice of Harvard University sculling instructor Ernest Arlett. Arlett proposed a “head of the river” race on the Charles River, which was similar to traditional races held in his native England.

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“Head” races are a class of regattas that are generally 3 miles in length. Boats compete against one another and the clock, which starts sequentially at 15-minute intervals. Winners of each race receive the honorary title ‘Head of the River,’ or in this case, ‘Head of the Charles.’

For the past 48 years, the Head of the Charles Regatta has grown tremendously. Today, athletes from all over the world compete in 55 different race Events in Boston’s Head of the Charles Regatta. 

In 1997, the Regatta grew to a 2-day Boston Event, and now attracts hundreds of thousands of spectators during race weekend in October. Are you looking for Hotels in Boston that sit in the historic Boston Back Bay? Choose the Boston Park Plaza Hotel.

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