Head of the Charles Regatta 2018


We are looking forward to the second regatta of the season.  The Head of the Charles (www.hocr.org) is a Varsity/Masters-only regatta scheduled for October 20-October 21 in Boston, MA.  This regatta is by invitation only, and this year we are sending the Boys V8, the Girls V8 and 2V8, and a Women’s Masters 8+.   The current tentative schedule is as follows:

10:09am Women’s Masters 8+  Bow# 35

10:19am Women’s Youth 8+ (both entries) Bow# 4 and Bow# 12
12:57pm Men’s Youth 8+ Bow# 19

Travel Plans:
We are departing from the boathouse at 5:30 am Friday, October 19.  Athletes should arrive at the boathouse 15 minutes early, packed and ready to leave.  They should also bring snacks and water, but the plan is to have lunch on the road.  We will drive directly to the course so the athletes can rig the boats and get in a practice row.  We will be returning to the boathouse on Sunday, October 21, some time in the evening.

We will be traveling in 3 vans. There will be a chaperone assigned to each boat competing at the event.

The cost for this regatta is higher than it is for most other regattas.  This is in large part due to the costs associated with traveling to Boston this weekend; the Head of the Charles is a prestigious regatta that hosts clubs and teams at all levels from all over the world.  

The registration link for the Head of the Charles is here.  Please register as soon as possible!

We will provide updates on ETA’s, as well as results, on Facebook.  We will do what we can to post on the blog as well, but please use Facebook as your primary source of information.  If you are watching from home, results will also be posted on www.RegattaCentral.com.  You can also follow via livestream from the event website www.hocr.org.  

Hotel Details:

PNRA has secured rooms at the Boston Marriott Newton, 2345 Commonwealth Avenue, Newton, MA  02466 for athletes and coaches. Phone number: (617-969-1000)


The following meals will be provided:

Lunch Friday, October 19
Dinner Friday, October 19 (choice by boat)
Breakfast Saturday, October 20 (full breakfast at the Hotel)
Lunch Saturday, October 20 (Money will be provided to each rower to purchase food at course)
Dinner Saturday, October 20
Breakfast Sunday, October 21 (full breakfast at the Hotel)
Lunch Sunday, October 21 (at the course)
Dinner on Sunday will be by boat on the way home.  Athletes will purchase their own.
*****  Please have your athlete bring cash for snacks, meals, and event gear.  *****

A huge thank you again to everyone who has offered to help.  We look forward to another successful regatta.

Go, Mercer!