TO DO THIS WEEKEND: BOSTON October 20-22nd, 2023 Head of the Charles Regatta
Head of the Charles Regatta: A Fall Tradition for Ivy League Students
The Head of the Charles Regatta (HOCR) is the world’s largest rowing race, and it’s a fall tradition. Held on the third weekend of October each year, the HOCR draws over 11,000 athletes from around the world to compete on the scenic Charles River.
The HOCR has a rich history dating back to 1965, when it was founded by three Harvard University rowers. The race was originally intended to be a head race, in which boats start one at a time and race against the clock. However, due to the popularity of the race, it was later changed to a mass start format.
The HOCR is a unique event because it brings together rowers from all eight schools to compete against each other. The race is also a showcase for the best collegiate rowing teams in the country.
This weekend, the HOCR will be held on October 20-22, 2023. The race will feature over 61 events, including races for men’s and women’s crews of all levels. The HOCR is a must-see event for anyone who loves rowing or simply wants to experience a unique and exciting sporting event.
Here are some tips for attending the HOCR:
- Arrive early. The HOCR is a popular event, so it’s important to arrive early to find a good spot to watch the race.
- Bring a blanket and chairs. You’ll want to be comfortable as you watch the race.
- Dress warmly. The weather can be unpredictable in October, so it’s best to dress in layers.
- Bring sunscreen and a hat. The sun can be strong in October, so it’s important to protect yourself.
- Bring snacks and drinks. There will be food vendors at the HOCR, but it’s always a good idea to bring your own snacks and drinks, especially if you’re planning on staying for the whole day.
- Cheer on your school! The HOCR is a great opportunity to show your school spirit. Cheer on your classmates and alumni as they compete in the race.
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