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8 Fun Facts for Head of the Charles Regatta Weekend!

Two crews row under weeks footbridge as spectators look on. A small plane tows a banner reading "1-800-Trust Fund."

Fall is in the air and oars are in the water! See, it’s that special time of year again when the leaves change, but the spectator’s political opinions never do! In honor of the most in-crew-dible weekend of the year, here are 8 fun facts about HOCR and rowing in general!

1. Dugout canoes, the great-great grandfather of today’s slick crew shells, are the oldest vehicle type in the world, with examples dating over 8000 years ago! Splish Splash!

Noah’s Ark to Enter Head of the Charles

CAMBRIDGE, MA -- After a flash flood warning was issued ahead of the 52nd Annual Head of the Charles Regatta, organizers of the race have announced that a crew representing the unknown “Ark Boathouse” will be competing in this year's event.

Thousands Coming for Head of the Charles

Everywhere around Cambridge and Boston, thousands of people are coming right now to see the enormous Head of the Charles. The visitors, fit to burst from simply seeing the Head of the Charles, are visibly tense in their anticipation for this time-treasured event.