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Head of the Charles Regatta is this weekend

HOCR, Head of the Charles RegattaThe Head Of The Charles Regatta (HOCR) is a Boston area tradition that dates back to 1965 and has evolved into the world’s largest rowing competition that spans two days, drawing more than 11,000 athletes and 400,000 spectators. With the warmer weather from earlier this week all but gone, sadly none of the rowers will likely be shirtless like this guy. You’ll want to bundle up when you go out to cheer on the athletes who came to compete.

The organizers have created a great website that includes more information about the races, maps and FAQs. You can learn more by visiting the official HOCR website, www.hocr.org.

Head of the Charles Regatta is this weekend

RegattaThe Head Of The Charles Regatta (HOCR) is a Boston area tradition that dates back to 1965 and has evolved into the world’s largest rowing competition that spans two days, drawing more than 11,000 athletes and 400,000 spectators.  The 2015 HOCR takes place this weekend so bundle up since it is unfortunately unseasonably cool and come down to cheer on these athletes.

The organizers have created a great website that includes more information about the races, maps and FAQs. You can learn more by visiting the official HOCR website, www.hocr.org.

Head of the Charles is Oct. 17-18, 2015

RegattaThe 51st annual Head of the Charles Regatta will take place Saturday, October 17th and Sunday, October 18th. Just as Patriot’s Day (a.k.a. the running of the Boston Marathon) is synonymous with spring for Bostonians, the regatta reminds us that it is Autumn. The Head of The Charles is the largest regatta in the world, attracting more than 8,000 rowers and 300, 000+ enthusiasts and onlookers who cheer the athletes every stroke of their race. Head of Charles Regatta MapIf you’ve never been or if it has been a few years since you last found yourself at the Head of the Charles, I’d like to encourage you to come down to see what all the fuss is about and to lend your hand and voices to cheer on these athletes – some of whom have traveled from around the world to compete.

More information about the HOCR is available here

The Head of the Charles Regatta this weekend

Head of Charles RegattaThe Head Of The Charles Regatta (HOCR) is a Boston area tradition that dates back to 1965 and has evolved into a massive two-day rowing competition that draws more than 11,000 athletes and 400,000 spectators.  The 2014 HOCR takes place this Saturday and if you’ve not been before or if you don’t already have plans, I’d suggest checking it out.

Head of Charles Regatta – October 18-19

The organizers have created a great website that includes more information about the races, maps and FAQs. You can learn more by visiting the official HOCR website, www.hocr.org.

2013 Head of the Charles Regatta

Head of Charles RegattaEvery city has their own traditions and events that are distinctly their own.  Boston is lucky enough to have several of these traditions and one that I look forward to each year is the Head of the Charles Regatta.  This autumn event occurs while foliage is at or near peak each year and makes for a beautiful backdrop for the 9,000+ athletes who come to compete.

Head of Charles Regatta October 19-20

HOCR Crew TeamsFirst hosted in 1965, the event has grown into the world’s largest rowing competition and now spans two days, drawing 300,000+ spectators. Join in the fun and mark the event on your calendar. Plan to come down to the Charles River to watch and cheer on these athletes and take in all the fun.

More details (including an event map) can be found here.

2012 Head of the Charles Regatta

Yesterday the Head of the Charles Regatta started.  This is the largest regatta in the world attracting more than 9,000 athletes.  Today, Sunday, is the final day and races are already underway.  If you live in the Boston area, go down and check out this uniquely Boston event.  Teams will be racing until 5pm tonight.  Below are a few photos taken from the first day of races on Saturday.

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One of many places in Harvard Square to enjoy post-raceHead of Charles Regatta

47th Head of the Charles: October 22-23

The Charles River divides Boston from Cambridge and each autumn the Head of the Charles (the largest regatta in the world) occurs.  The two-day sporting event includes more than 8,000 rowers competing in over 50 races and draws more than 300,000 spectators (many of them college students proudly -and somewhat drunkenly- cheering on their school).

The seven bridges that criss-cross the Charles River along the race course provide excellent vantage points, but I’m more partial to viewing from the Cambridge side nearer Harvard University and Harvard Square.

If you are new to Boston or rediscovering the city after many years of calling this place home I would strongly recommend coming out and watching the Regatta. Harvard Square pubs and streets are overflowing with people and the city is abuzz with rowers who have come from all over to compete in this prestigious and largest regatta in the world.

This event is uniquely Boston’s (or perhaps to be fair I should include Cambridge too).  Like the Boston marathon, its an athletic event that falls far outside the purview of mainstream sports, but it is a tradition here that many in the city come out to support and enjoy.