Head of the Charles 2018

Crew Heads to the Charles for 54th Regatta

As midterm exams come to a close, Harvard crew underwent its first test of the year. Over the course of last weekend, the Crimson participated in numerous races at the Head of the Charles Regatta, including the men’s club eights and lightweight fours, which both managed to secure the best times in their respective races.

Men's and Women's Crews Prepare for Head of the Charles Regatta

With autumn in full swing, the Head of the Charles Regatta is fast approaching. This weekend, all four Crimson crew teams will descend on the Charles River for two days of racing to kick off their 2018-2019 campaigns.


Compared to the competitive spring season, the Head of the Charles is a much more relaxing experience for the teams.

Deueling on the Charles

Sophomore lightweight rower Drake Deuel is so intensely committed to his craft that he risked the freezing winter waters of the Charles River to practice. Now, Deuel has his sights set on the Olympics.

The Last Seat: Coxswains Guide Crews to Success

The plaques from past victories line the walls of the “Bat Cave,” serving as daily reminders of the Harvard rowing program’s long-time greatness. The coxswains for the Harvard-Radcliffe women’s lightweight crew appreciate the program's greatness, but remain unintimidated.

Tokyo Bound?

Deuel, who owns the lightweight erg half marathon world record, is training to qualify for the 2020 US Olympic team.

Walk This Way: Harvard Crew's Walk-ons

It is difficult to walk on to most collegiate sports teams, but crew is one exception. With the contributions of a legion of walk-on members, Harvard's rowing program strengthens both its performances on the course and the community within its ranks.

What's in a Name?: The Persistence of Radcliffe Crew

The Harvard women's crew team prefers to go by a different name. Radcliffe, the former women's college associated with college, is the namesake of women's crew in remembrance of the imbalance of resources afforded to the burgeoning women's side in the 1970s.

Early Risers

Rowers are well into their daily training by the time the sun rises over the Charles.

Good As Newell

Newell Boathouse, constructed in 1900 as a gift from the Harvard Club of New York, is the home of Harvard men's crew.

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