It’s that time of year! The picturesque Charles River becomes the sporting epicenter with the Head Of The Charles Regatta! It’s our yearly reminder of the spirit, beauty and passion of our great city! Each year, people fly from all parts of the country to witness what we have in our own backyard!
The 57th edition of the Head of the Charles Regatta will be held this weekend in Boston. According to Wikipedia:
“The Head of the Charles Regatta was first organized in 1965 by Cambridge Boat Club members D’Arcy MacMahon, Howard McIntyre, and Jack Vincent. They thought that a fall regatta would be an entertaining way to break up the monotony of the training season for colleges. Interestingly, they initially had little hope the regatta would be a success. It was the wrong time of year and it wasn’t expected to draw any spectators.”
As time has shown, the original organizers dream came true, as the Regatta is one of Boston’s premier attractions each year!
According to Boston.com:
The regatta expanded to three days — Friday to Sunday — last year. Men and women over 50 will race Friday, the masters will row Saturday, and the youth on Sunday. There will be no health protocols for spectators in 2022.
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