• ALUMNI: Join the Huskies at the Head of the Charles. The Husky Hospitality tent will be located on the Boston side of the river upstream from the Eliot Bridge. Click here for more information.
SEATTLE – This weekend the reigning IRA champion will make its 2013-14 competitive debut when the Washington men's rowing team takes part in the 49th annual Head of the Charles Regatta in Boston, Mass.
The UW men, under seventh-year head coach Michael Callahan, will send two boats to the Charles. The Huskies will compete in the Championship 4 race and the Championship 8, both on Sunday, Oct. 20. Washington will start with the four, which gets underway at 11:31 a.m. PT Sunday. The eights race begins at 11:54 a.m. PT.
Washington is coming off an undefeated Spring ’13 slate, and the Huskies did not do too bad last year at Charles. The eight took first at last year’s regatta with a time of 14:37.27 beating the Harvard crew by more than five seconds and conference foe California by almost 10. The four took silver last year with a time of 16:56.76 behind another conference opponent, Stanford.
For more information on the 2013 49th Annual Head of the Charles Regatta, check out the official website.
The Head of the Charles Regatta, which was first held in 1965, welcomes over 9,000 athletes and as many as 300,000 spectators for the 55-race event. The winding racecourse begins at the Boston University Boathouse and proceeds approximately three miles upstream under a series of bridges.
Here are the lineups for your UW Husky boats: