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Head of The Charles Regatta 2018
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Boston's Epic Autumn Boat Race: Head of the Charles Regatta
Discover the beauty of Boston and its brilliant colors at the Head of the Charles Regatta. Top rowers from across the planet arrive in Boston to row down the Charles River, and 300,000 spectators come out to watch at 55 different races. Races start every 15 seconds, making it an action-packed weekend. The event also features a rowing and fitness expo, refreshment stands, and unique displays by boat builders.
2018 Head of the Charles Regatta Schedule: Dates & Time
The competition kicks off on Saturday, October 20 at 7:45 a.m., with the last race starting at 4:32 p.m. On Sunday, October 21 the racing begins at 7:45 a.m., with the final race starting at 3:47 p.m. Championship rounds begin on Sunday at 1:27 p.m.
Where to Watch the Head of the Charles Regatta
The race's three-mile course runs from DeWolfe Boathouse at Boston University to just past the Eliot Bridge in Brighton. Numerous bridges cross the Charles River along the way and are great for watching the race. There are also good viewing points at Reunion Village (ticket required) and at various boathouses along the river, many of which are open to the public during the race.
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Enjoy the excitement of the Regatta and Boston's beautiful autumn foliage when you stay at our waterfront hotel on Boston Harbor. We're located 4.3 miles from DeWolfe Boathouse and 5.8 miles from Eliot Bridge. Discover sumptuous rooms and suites with harbor views, exquisite dining, and a lavish spa - all in an excellent location in the heart of Boston overlooking Fort Point Channel.