‘The Spirit of Radcliffe’: Weld Boathouse Reopens to a New Generation of Rowers
The Weld Boathouse, one of Harvard’s two crew boathouses, welcomed rowers back to its historic space last week after more than a year of renovations.
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.
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.
Head of the Charles
Spectators watch from above as competitors in the Head of the Charles Regatta pass by.
Head of The Charles Weeks Bridge
Competitors in the Head of the Charles Regatta row under the John W. Weeks Bridge.
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.
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.
Eliot House towers over spectators and rowers alike as men's crew teams compete in the 2021 Head of the Charles Regatta.
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.
Crowds line a bridge to watch the action as a Bates College women’s eight passes by.
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.
In Photos: The Head of the Charles Regatta Returns
After being canceled in 2020 due to the Covid-19 pandemic, the Head of the Charles Regatta returned in 2021, bringing thousands of rowers and spectators to the water and banks of the Charles River.
Thousands gathered on the river banks to watch the weekend’s races, attend social events, and visit local vendors.
The Great Eight
The Harvard men’s championship eight took fourth place on Sunday afternoon, edged out by Yale, Dartmouth, and Washington.
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.
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.
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.
With the Olympics Around the Corner, Harvard and Radcliffe Rowers Prepare to Make Their Mark
Dean is the only enrolled Crimson rower headed to the Olympics, but not the only Harvard affiliate; alumni Andrew Reed, Alexander Richards ’18, Conor Harrity ’18, Liam Corrigan ’19, and Olivia Coffey ’11 from the Radcliffe team are competing for America. Sam Hardy ’18 and Josh Hicks ’13 are competing for Australia, and Jüri-Mikk Udam ’17 is rowing for Estonia.
Going for Gold
While multiple Harvard alums will be rowing in Tokyo, Dean (pictured in the foreground in the stroke position) is the only actively enrolled Crimson rower to suit up in Japan. After the uncertainty of a year's postponement, Dean and others will finally compete this week.