Head of the Charles!

21 Oct

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11,000 athletes are rowing on the river this weekend in the world’s largest two-day regatta. Races run Saturday: 7:45am-4:45pm & Sunday: 7:45am-3:54pm.

Single and double sculls launch out of Magazine Beach–a good place to watch the race and enjoy these gorgeous days. Watch for Magazine Beach’s Riverside Boat Club rowers donning their blue and white striped tank tops. Five of them just competed for the USA in the World Championships in Sarasota, FL.

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11.6.17 Update: Just heard that Riverside won the Head of the Charles McMahon Cup, Regatta Points Trophy for the third year running (2015, 2019, 2017), and for the fourth time in Riverside history.  The MacMahon Cup is presented each year to the “non-national-team” institution (e.g., a club, school, college or university) that demonstrates overall rowing supremacy at the Regatta, by compiling the highest number of points.  Way to go, Riverside!

Also, check out the swales. Wildflowers are seeding–ensuring another season of flowers while providing nourishment for the birds.

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