Head Of The Charles Regatta
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- 82%Outdoor Enthusiasts
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Member Reviews (76)
- Head Of The Charles RegattaMember ofLocal CultureBudget TravelersFamily Travelers+ 4Dec 31, 2013
HOCR takes over Cambridge -literally the entire river front- one weekend every October. The course is three miles long, so it's great to walk along the course to check out all the tents with food, samples and swag, or just find a bridge to cheer from. Some spectators watch for crashes under the Weeks Footbridge or the hairpin turn before the Elloit. It doesn't matter if you've never even heard of crew before, this is a great event.
- Head Of The Charles RegattaOct 20, 2013
There is nothing more quintessential Cambridge than the Head of the Charles! This is a great event that is held every October on the Charles River. Other than watching the crew boats go by, you can stop by some of the vendor booths that are set up all along the river near Harvard.
- Head Of The Charles RegattaJul 05, 2013
Watch this amazing display of sculling skill! Every October the Charles river comes alive as collegiate rowers attempt to best each other on the river. The boat is about 15 minutes from this event, and definitely worth the trip to check out!
- Head Of The Charles RegattaAmbassadorMember ofLocal CultureOutdoor EnthusiastsBudget Travelers+ 5Oct 19, 2012
It's fun for anyone who enjoys rowing, although, I find rowing regattas in general to be anti-climatic as they are not racing directly against anyone. It's a fun time on the banks of the Charles though with plenty of free food and other swag. You'll find the roads to be crowded with people as it has become a very popular weekend event.
- Head Of The Charles RegattaMember ofLocal CultureFamily TravelersFoodies+ 2Jul 04, 2012
The ultimate rowing race (and fantastic party). The Head of the Charles Regatta, also known as HOCR or HOTC, is a rowing race held on the penultimate complete weekend of October each year on the Charles River, which separates Boston and Cambridge, Massachusetts. The race is named the "Head" of the Charles because it is a head race. It is the second largest 2-day regatta in the world, with more than 8,900 athletes rowing in around 1,750 boats in 56 events. It attracts about 300,000 spectators throughout Regatta weekend. The Head of the Charles Regatta is run by an office of 3 and approximately 1,500 volunteers. The regatta is hosted by Cambridge Boat Club, a rowing and social club founded in 1909 that lies just before the Eliot bridge, on the Cambridge side of the river.