Two UW Men's Eights To Race At Head Of The Charles
CAMBRIDGE, Mass. – The Washington men's rowing team will travel east to take part in the 57th annual Head of the Charles Regatta, which will be held over three days this year. Two UW men's crews will row in the same event on Sunday.
Washington's two entries will race in championship men's eights, which gets underway at 1:49 p.m. ET/10:49 a.m. PT on Sunday. Use the links at the top right of this page to follow the action. Currently, the championship men's eights features 19 entries from 13 different colleges clubs.
Additionally, the UW will have entries in both the men's and women's alumni eight competitions, which will begin on Saturday, Oct. 23, at 11:26 and 11:46 a.m. ET, respectively.
The Head of the Charles' three-mile race course runs from Boston University's DeWolfe Boathouse under six bridges to the finish just before Northeastern University's Henderson Boathouse.
The Head of the Charles was not held last year, due to the pandemic. Two years ago, the UW men finished ninth in the championship eights, with two crews of U.S. National Team members taking first and second place.
The UW has previously won the men's championship eights on four occasions: in 2008 (14:28.100), 2010 (14:00.402), 2012 (14:37.27) and 2016 (14:40.823).
On Sunday, Washington Rowing will host a complimentary Husky Hospitality Tent just upstream from the Eliot Bridge Enclosure on the Boston side of the river. The tent will be marked by the white blades of Washington and a UW flag. It is not part of the Reunion Village. See the map linked at top right and look for the "W" logo in the upper-left corner of the map.
The Head of the Charles Regatta is free and open to the public. In addition to exhilarating rowing action on the challenging three-mile course, the Regatta offers a number of family-friendly activities for all ages. Make sure to check out the HOCR.org website for lots more information.
NRF HALL OF FAME INDUCTIONS: On Saturday, the National Rowing Foundation (NRF) will induct its latest class into its Hall of Fame, in a ceremony held at the Head of the Charles. Among the inductees are the members of the U.S. men's eight that won a silver medal at the 1984 Olympic Games in Los Angeles. One member of that crew – Charles Clapp '81 – is a Washington alumnus. A four-year member of the U.S. National Team, Clapp also won a bronze medal at 1981 World Championships, and was the UW men's team captain in 1981.
For more information on the NRF Hall of Fame Class of 2021, click here.