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October 19, 2012

Rowing Readies for 48th Head Of The Charles

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CAMBRIDGE, Mass. -- Ivy League rowing takes part in one of the world's most prestigious races Oct. 20-21 as men's heavyweight and lightweight and women's crews head to Cambridge, Mass., for the 48th the Head Of The Charles Regatta®.

The Head Of The Charles marks for the first competition of the 2012-13 season for many Ancient Eight squads. The Ivies will be among over 9,000 athletes, 300,000 spectators and 1,400 volunteers converging on the Charles River and its shores for the event.

Since its origin in 1965, the Head Of The Charles has welcomed the world's best crew teams to the banks of the Charles River for the ultimate two-day rowing competition. D'Arcy MacMahon, Howard McIntyre and Jack Vincent, all members of the Cambridge Boat Club, started the regatta in 1965 on the advice of former Harvard sculling instructor Ernest Arlett. The first Head Of The Charles featured around 100 competitors and has grown to 55 events at this year's event.

Brown
Men: Bears Return to the Water on Housatonic; Brown Varsity Boasts Defend Titles at Head of the Genesee
Women: Brown Opens 2012-13 Season at Head of the Housatonic

Columbia
Men: Lightweight - Depth Keys Lightweights' Sweep at Passaic Regatta

Cornell
Men & Women: Rowing Earns Three Medals at Head of the Genesee

Harvard
Men: Seniors Lead Men's Heavyweight Crew to Night Sprints Win at Head of the Oklahoma
Women: Radcliffe Heavyweight Crew Wins Two Races, Places Second in Another at Fall Opener

Penn
Men: Heavyweight - Heavyweights Claim Second at Navy Day Regatta; Lightweight - Freshmen Win a Pair in Lightweights Season Debut
Women: Successful Day for Women's Rowing at Navy Day

Yale
Men: Heavyweight - Heavyweights Open Season at Head of the Housatonic; Lightweight - Lightweights Kick Off Fall Season with Strong Results
Women: Bulldogs Open Strong at Head of the Housatonic