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The 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, making it the largest rowing event in the world.
The 2019 HOCR takes place this Saturday and Sunday. The forecast suggests plenty of sun with Sunday being the warmer of the two days and thankfully for the rowers, very little wind. If you’ve not been to this premiere rowing events, head down to the Charles River to cheer on these amazing 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.
Each September, at the start of each academic year, tens of thousands of people move to Boston for the first time. Whether you are new to Boston or just looking for an excuse to be more active and make some new friends, joining one of the many LGBT sports teams and clubs can help you do both.
Some of these teams / leagues are seasonal so take that into account when you reach out. If sports aren’t your thing check out my accompanying post, Making friends: Boston’s LGBTQ social groups.
Apologies if I have overlooked any area gay clubs or sports leagues. Feel free to add information for any such group in the comments section of my blog
Hopefully the caption I’ve shared below inspires you to offer up a caption or two of your own. Leave a witty or funny caption as a comment for this post, and I’ll approve it for readers to enjoy.
“Yeah, pretend you’re tying your shoe.”
I’m off to my first Red Sox game of the season later this evening. It happens to be Out at Fenway. I’m hoping for a better game than last night’s disappointing loss in extra innings. Will you be at Fenway Park tonight?
Boston’s Gay Dodgeball League summer registration is now open. A welcome pick up game (open to all) will be on Thursday evening, June 27th. If you’re interested in joining feel free to RSVP here. The season will begin, starting July 11th and will run through August 22nd with the championship games on Thursday, August 29th. All Games will be played on Thursday evenings from 7:00PM-9:30PM at the Holland Community Center.
You can learn more about Boston’s Gay Dodgeball League by visiting their website at gaydodgeball.com/boston.html.
If you don’t live in Boston but are interested in dodgeball, leagues also exist in Atlanta, Austin, Columbus, Dallas, Denver, Fort Lauderdale, Houston, Jacksonville, Kansas City, Las Vegas, Oklahoma City, Orlando, Portland, Seattle, St. Louis and Tampa.
Boston Gay Kickball league’s Spring registration opened last week for both Division A and B (Division A is more competitive and Division B is more social), but both are guaranteed fun ways to meet people.
Early Bird registration ends Monday, February 25th and after that pricing increases $10 to $85.000 per player plus a small administrative processing fee. You can either join on your own or recruit an entire team – everyone is welcome.
The spring gay kickball season starts on April 21st and runs for seven weeks, concluding June 30th with 50-minute games held every Sunday at Moakley Field in “Gay-chester” a.k.a. Dorchester. The league can only accommodate 16 teams so register quickly because this fills up.
For more information and to register: Boston Gay Kickball League