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HEAD OF THE CHARLES Responses are needed

08/04/2017 5:07 PM | Deleted user

Head of the Charles


The 2017 Head of the Charles Regatta (Boston, MA) is October 21-22.  This is the largest Fall regatta in the United States and is a 2 day rowing festival in Boston.  Even if we put in entries, there is no guarantee our bids will be accepted.

  • The top 50% of competitors from last year have guaranteed bids (they can enter that race again)

  • Crews placing in the bottom 50% or who did not race in the previous year (SORA), put in entries to the Lottery.

  • The regatta committee randomly draws crews from the lottery to fill the remaining spots for each category.


Before SORA submits its bids to the Lottery that COULD  include a Women's Youth 4+, Womens Youth 8+, Womens 2x, Mens Youth 8+, Mens Youth 4+ and a Men's Youth 2x, we need to know that there is an interest from our membership & an ability to cover the costs for the regatta.


The regatta cost will be an estimated $900 per rower.  This cost is an estimated $575 in regatta fees and $325 in travel (Flight) and food costs.



  • August 27 - Yes/No responses due for each rower

  • October 1 - $575 regatta fee due for rowers & coxswains

  • NOTE: the latest we should hear if our lottery bids are accepted to the regatta is October 1.


PLEASE NOTE:  To make the Head of the Charles a possibility for more of our membership, WE WILL NOT BE ATTENDING Head of the Hooch this year.  Instead, we will be attending a head race in Sarasota the weekend of November 4-5.


What happens if our entries for the Charles are not accepted through the lottery?  Our team will race at the Gatorhead regatta on October 21 instead.


To help us in our planning for Head of the Charles, please submit your reply via our online form CLICK HERE

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