Head of The Charles Weeks Bridge
Competitors in the Head of the Charles Regatta row under the John W. Weeks Bridge.
In Photos: The 57th Head of the Charles Regatta
The Head of the Charles Regatta returned to Cambridge this weekend. The three-day rowing head race on the Charles River began in 1965.
Head of the Charles
Spectators watch from above as competitors in the Head of the Charles Regatta pass by.
57th Head of the Charles Regatta Makes Waves
Hundreds of thousands of spectators gathered at the Charles River to cheer on the 57th Head of the Charles Regatta from Friday to Sunday.
Head of the Charles Solo
A member of the Riverside Boat Club rows solo in the Head of the Charles Single Scull event.
Harvard Lightweight Crew Makes Cambridge Return in Biglin Bowl
It wasn’t the triumphant return it may have hoped for, but for the first time in almost three years the men’s lightweight rowing team raced the 2,000 meters along the Charles River this past Saturday, fielding five boats in a competitive bout against Dartmouth and MIT.
Harvard Crew Brings Victory Home to Cambridge in Weekend Rallies
Crimson waters wafted with victory once more as Harvard crew teams secured medals and retained cups in Northeast rivers outside of the Charles this past weekend.
I Saw 3 Ships
The Harvard rowing teams participated in Cambridge's own Head of the Charles on Oct. 24, 2021. This past weekend, they again competed in Cambridge, in Saratoga, N.Y. and in Providence, R.I.
Harvard’s Century-Old Boathouses to Undergo Renovations
Harvard will commence renovations on its historic Weld and Newell Boathouses this year in what is planned to be the most significant update to the buildings since their construction more than a century ago.
The Plunket twins pose with coach Ernie Steenkamp of Hilton College, their high school in South Africa, at the 2019 World Championships in Tokyo.
From Harare to Pretoria to Cambridge, Twins Rory and Pat Plunket Are Making Waves
For twin brothers Rory and Pat Plunket, the short walk between Mather House and Winthrop House might be the farthest apart they have ever been.
While the Head of the Charles Regatta in October (pictured above) marks the highlight of the fall crew season, the Foot of the Charles Regatta on Nov. 13 was the fall finale for all four Harvard rowing teams.
2021 Head of the Charles Regatta Recap
The water of the Charles River once again radiated with the sharp calls of the coxswains and glistened with the reflection of the oars with the return of the 56th Head of the Charles Regatta. This world-class competition brought in 2,231 boat entries from 619 different clubs across the globe to compete in 69 different events. Despite being a little over two years since the last time the regatta was held, the restoration of the annual race provided for a busy Harvard Square and thousands of spectators on the banks of the Charles.
Head of the Charles from High Above
Men's and women's crew teams from around the world were treated to clear skies and blue waters during Saturday and Sunday's races. Standout Harvard performances include the Radcliffe Lightweight team finishing in third place in the women's Lightweight Eights race.
Eliot House towers over spectators and rowers alike as men's crew teams compete in the 2021 Head of the Charles Regatta.
Cambridge Hosts First Head of the Charles Regatta in Two Years
Harvard affiliates, tourists, and volunteers convened at the Charles River this past weekend to attend the Head of the Charles Regatta, one of the world’s largest rowing events.
Bird's Eye View
This is one of the bridge angles that many fans sought out. With thousands attending, finding an unobstructed view could be a challenge.
The Radcliffe women’s championship four (Sarah Averill, Morgan Blind, Catherine Van Stone, and Bridget Galloway) raced to a sixth-place finish under the guidance of coxswain Sophie Haugen. Princeton took first in the event.
Four to the Finish
Matthew Shum, Emmett de Kanter, Westby Caspersen, and Lars Caspersen, led by coxswain Taybah Crorie, compete in the men’s club fours, one of three Harvard boats in the event.
Thousands gathered on the river banks to watch the weekend’s races, attend social events, and visit local vendors.
Near and Far
College programs from across the country came to HOCR, some from great distances, others from right next door, such as the Boston University boat in the foreground.
The Great Eight
The Harvard men’s championship eight took fourth place on Sunday afternoon, edged out by Yale, Dartmouth, and Washington.
Crowds line a bridge to watch the action as a Bates College women’s eight passes by.