This weekend’s sub-freezing temperatures and gusting winds may have signaled the first signs of autumn’s imminent surrender to the Boston winter. A sense of home field advantage was on the side of the Crimson, as the familiar course proved to yield favorable results.
Harvard boats posted impressive all-around performances in both the men’s and women’s categories, collectively taking home some bronze medals, along with a fourth place finish.
Founded by three locals in 1965, the Head of the Charles has since expanded to an international event that attracts nearly 400,000 spectators and many of the best rowers in the world.
Making its season debut Saturday at the Head of the Housatonic regatta, the Harvard men’s lightweight crew emerged with some auspicious results.
The Harvard-Radcliffe heavyweight crew team opened its 2017 spring season with races against No. 2 Ohio State and No. 4 Michigan. Though the Radcliffe first and second varsity eights lost to both rivals, the Black and White's third varsity boat claimed victory over its two opponents.