Crew Teams Travel To Boston For Head Of The Charles Regatta

Oct. 16, 2008

Baltimore, Md. - The Loyola's men's and women's crew teams will compete in the Head of the Charles Regatta in Boston, Mass., on the Charles River this weekend. Racing will start at 8 a.m. Saturday and lasts through Sunday.

After last weekend's great results at the Navy Day Regatta, the Greyhounds hope to carry over momentum into Beantown. The Navy Day Regatta is considered one of rowing's most esteemed competitions. It is the world's largest two-day crewing event, and it hosts over 7,500 athletes from around the world who compete in over 55 race events. Held on the Charles River, the Boston Skyline towers on one side of the river, and the Cambridge Academic Colony rests quietly on the other.

Loyola's rowers posted some impressive performances last weekend at the Navy Day Regatta in Philadelphia, Penn., against some premier competition. The men's team won what is arguably considered the event's premiere race--the Men's Dad Vill Eight--while the women's team brought home a victory in the Women's Club Four.

The Greyhounds will be sending nine male rowers and five female rowers. The men's team competes in the College Eight and the Women's Team in the College Four.

For more information and a full schedule of the events, click here.