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Yamaha was one of the vendors selling rowing boats and equipment at the Head of the Charles this weekend.
The words "DEFY THE ODDS" are painted over last year's motto "MAKE HISTORY" on the Boston University Bridge near the starting line.
Food vendors at the Head of the Charles sold everything from clam chowder in a bread bowl to burgers.
Two crew teams competing in the Men's Club Fours race pass under the Boston University bridge on Saturday afternoon.
A crowd of spectators gathers next to the Anderson Memorial Bridge to watch the races at the Head of the Charles.
The first varsity eight of the lightweight crew team overcame a slow start to finish second, by just two seconds, behind Princeton on Sunday at the 2014 Head of the Charles Regatta.
Despite struggling at the start of the races, many boats from the Harvard men’s crew teams were able to improve throughout their races to end strong. No crew tallied an outright race victory, but Crimson entries earned top three finishes in the main races for heavyweight and lightweight eights.
At home on the Charles River and in front of thousands of fans, Harvard's crew program will have its moment in the spotlight with new coaches and defending national champions trying to prove their worth.
Ian Accomando (above) took over as coach of the Harvard men's lightweight crew team when coach Linda Muri stepped down earlier this year.
A variety of outfits, from pirate get-ups to Hawaiian shirts, can be seen on crews all along the river at Head of the Charles.
When longtime freshman men’s lightweight crew coach Linda Muri left her position to lead the Dartmouth women’s squad, volunteer assistant coach Ian Accomando stepped up.