Gophers' 1V8+ Off to Head of the Charles

Oct. 17, 2013

Head coach Wendy Davis' Minnesota rowing team has an exciting weekend ahead, as the Golden Gophers' top varsity 8+ boat will be competing in the Women's Championship Eights event at the 49th Annual Head of the Charles Regatta in Boston, Mass.

Minnesota will be among 39 entries in its lone event, which is set to begin at 2:06 p.m. CT on Sunday, Oct. 20. The Women's Championship Eights field includes U.S. Rowing, along with a who's who of collegiate crew teams. Click Here during the regatta for a live webcast of the competition.

Since Minnesota has not competed at the Head of the Charles since its 1V8 finished 13th in 2007, the Gophers will start near the back of the pack. Minnesota is slated to start 35th in the 39-boat event.

49th Annual Head of the Charles Regatta
Hosted by the Cambridge Boat Club Club, Cambridge, Mass.
When: Saturday and Sunday, October 19-20 (Minnesota competes Sunday)
Time: 
2:06 p.m. CT / 3:06 p.m. ET - Women's Championship Eights
Entries: 2,083 entries (39 entries in the Women's Championship Eights) See www.regattacentral.com for the full listing.
Where: Charles River, Boston, Mass.
Parking: Click Here for Spectator Parking Information
Live Webcast: Click Here during the regatta for a live webcast of the competition. 
Race Coverage: Results posted live on Twitter: @HOCR and @Gopher_Rowing followed by a wrap-up on www.Gophersports.com/wrowing.
More info:
Spectators: Most spectators enjoy watching between the Anderson and Weeks bridges, along the halfway point of the race. With the Weld Exhibition on the Cambridge side, and the Reunion Village on the Boston side, there is plenty to see, do, and to taste while watching your favorite crews. Wear Maroon and Gold! 
Lineup:
3:06 p.m. ET / 2:06 p.m. CT Women's Championship Eights
Row Gophs!