Head of The Charles Regatta
The Head of the Charles Regatta is one of the world's largest rowing events. Watch rowing teams compete from all over the country and take the sights of autumn along the banks of the Charles River in Cambridge.
Fans and spectators flock to the riverbanks every year to watch male and female rowers compete in 61 nail-biting events.
Along the three-mile course, spectators can celebrate at the Regatta's rowing and fitness expo, take in all the action at the boisterous Reunion Village and indulge in some of New England's best fare from local chefs and restaurants.
Regatta includes races for youths, veterans and lightweights. Similar in tradition to races held in England, 'Head' races, a class of regattas, are generally three miles long. Boats race against each other and the clock, starting sequentially approximately fifteen seconds apart.
Winners of each race receive the honorary title of 'Head of the River' or, in this case, 'Head Of The Charles.' Each year, the Head Of The Charles Regatta attracts over 300,000 spectators.
View the full schedule of race & events, interactive maps, complete Regatta history & more.
Best Viewing Areas:
Banks of the Charles River, Cambridge, MA
Take the T to Harvard Square and walk towards the river.
|Location : Banks of the Charles River, Cambridge, MA|
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