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2013 Head of the Charles Regatta Recap

by Allison Frederick, allison@usrowing.org | Oct 21, 2013
Rowing’s biggest fall weekend at the 49th Annual Head of the Charles saw top junior, collegiate and elite crews from all over the world battle for inside turns through seven bridges of the 3-mile Charles River course.
Rowing’s biggest fall weekend at the 49th Annual Head of the Charles saw top junior, collegiate and elite crews from all over the world battle for inside turns through seven bridges of the 3-mile Charles River course.

Among the highlights, the Cambridge Boat Club women’s champ eight, stroked by U.S. single sculler Eleanor Logan, edged out the world-champion U.S. women’s eight by 1.2 seconds. On the men’s side, the Dutch national team entry of OTC Amsterdam finished 1.48 seconds ahead of the USRowing Training Center entry, winning its first Head of the Charles men’s eight title in history. The USRowing TC women’s four won its first title in more than two decades and 2013 USRowing Female Athlete of the Year Kate Bertko crossed first in the women’s single sculls.

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Regatta By the Numbers (sources: Boston Herald, Boston Globe, Harvard University)

2 days
seven bridges
3 miles
55 events
2,045 boats
6,971 competitors
37 states
23 countries
86, oldest known competitor (Mary Elizabeth Stone, senior veteran single sculls)
11, youngest competitor (Christopher Bass, parent/child double sculls)
400,000 spectators
$4.8 million dollars generated in local and state tax revenue
$47 million dollars generated revenue for local businesses
20 new course records set on Saturday
1,400 volunteers
900 entries turned away

Regatta Press Coverage

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