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UPDATED: Coming Up: Head of the Charles

UPDATE:  The HOCR webcast can be found here.  For some in-depth coverage of the Head of the Charles regatta, check out the HOCR page, it’s chock-full of Charles randomness.

The Mount Baker Boys Varsity 8+ will be competing at the Head of the Charles Regatta in Boston on Sunday, October 23.

The Head of the Charles is the largest two-day rowing event in the world and regularly attracts some of the top domestic and international crews.  Over 8,000 athletes are expected to compete with 300,000 spectators lining the 3 mile course.

The Head of the Charles is a head race format.  For more information regarding head racing, check out my post on the subject here.

The boys will be racing in the Men’s Youth 8+ (event #46) at 1:20 pm EDT on Sunday.  Because this is Mount Baker’s first time back to the Charles in quite a few years, they will be racing from the back of the pack with bow #66, meaning they will start behind 65 other competitors.  While this can be a challenging situation, Marin won this event last year starting from bow #69.

For more information on the Head of the Charles Regatta, visit the HOCR website.  Here you can find more information on the course and history of the regatta and find links to real-time results and the race day webcast.  PLEASE NOTE: when viewing the webcast, Baker will be borrowing a Brown University hull and oars.  Brown oars are dark brown on top with white on the bottom.