GW Womens Rowing Returns to Head of the Charles This Weekend
Colonials Return to Historic Regatta for First Time Since 2008
Oct. 18, 2013
WASHINGTON - The George Washington women's rowing team will return to the legendary Head of the Charles Regatta on the Charles River in Boston, Mass., this weekend for the first time since 2010.
The Colonials will race against 39 other crews in the Championship Eights event on Saturday as part of the 39th installment of the prestigious event. The field includes the United States National Team as well as many of the top United States collegiate crews and club teams. The race is scheduled to launch at 3:06 p.m.
GW will also race an alumni boat on Saturday at 12:51 p.m. in the Women's Alumni Eight event.
The Head of the Charles Regatta was founded in 1965 and has evolved into the largest two-day rowing event in the world. This year's event features more than 9,500 athletes from 23 countries and over 2,000 crews, all in front of a crowd that is expected to approach 300,000.
At its last appearance at the Head of the Charles in October of 2010, GW finished in 25th place out of 30 boats in the Women's Championship Eight Event.
The George Washington Office of Alumni Relations has partnered with the GW Boston Alumni group to host an alumni gathering in "Reunion Village" during the two-day event. For more information and registration details, visit the GW Alumni Online Community.