Head of the Charles 2018
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.