Head of the Charles from High Above
Men's and women's crew teams from around the world were treated to clear skies and blue waters during Saturday and Sunday's races. Standout Harvard performances include the Radcliffe Lightweight team finishing in third place in the women's Lightweight Eights race.
Eliot House towers over spectators and rowers alike as men's crew teams compete in the 2021 Head of the Charles Regatta.
Bird's Eye View
This is one of the bridge angles that many fans sought out. With thousands attending, finding an unobstructed view could be a challenge.
The Radcliffe women’s championship four (Sarah Averill, Morgan Blind, Catherine Van Stone, and Bridget Galloway) raced to a sixth-place finish under the guidance of coxswain Sophie Haugen. Princeton took first in the event.
Crowds line a bridge to watch the action as a Bates College women’s eight passes by.
In Photos: The Head of the Charles Regatta Returns
After being canceled in 2020 due to the Covid-19 pandemic, the Head of the Charles Regatta returned in 2021, bringing thousands of rowers and spectators to the water and banks of the Charles River.
Near and Far
College programs from across the country came to HOCR, some from great distances, others from right next door, such as the Boston University boat in the foreground.
Four to the Finish
Matthew Shum, Emmett de Kanter, Westby Caspersen, and Lars Caspersen, led by coxswain Taybah Crorie, compete in the men’s club fours, one of three Harvard boats in the event.
Cambridge Hosts First Head of the Charles Regatta in Two Years
Harvard affiliates, tourists, and volunteers convened at the Charles River this past weekend to attend the Head of the Charles Regatta, one of the world’s largest rowing events.
Thousands gathered on the river banks to watch the weekend’s races, attend social events, and visit local vendors.
The Great Eight
The Harvard men’s championship eight took fourth place on Sunday afternoon, edged out by Yale, Dartmouth, and Washington.
Going for Gold
While multiple Harvard alums will be rowing in Tokyo, Dean (pictured in the foreground in the stroke position) is the only actively enrolled Crimson rower to suit up in Japan. After the uncertainty of a year's postponement, Dean and others will finally compete this week.
With the Olympics Around the Corner, Harvard and Radcliffe Rowers Prepare to Make Their Mark
Dean is the only enrolled Crimson rower headed to the Olympics, but not the only Harvard affiliate; alumni Andrew Reed, Alexander Richards ’18, Conor Harrity ’18, Liam Corrigan ’19, and Olivia Coffey ’11 from the Radcliffe team are competing for America. Sam Hardy ’18 and Josh Hicks ’13 are competing for Australia, and Jüri-Mikk Udam ’17 is rowing for Estonia.
On the Open Water
First-year rower Martin Kulesza is keeping up with his training regimen from Australia while attending Harvard classes at odd hours due to the significant time difference.
First-year water polo standout Dany Zapata Rincon, pictured above winding up a shot, has tried to find the silver linings that come from training and studying Down Under, halfway across the world.