Rowing Set To Compete In Head Of The Charles

Holy Cross Athletics   10-18-2016

The Holy Cross women’s rowing team will head to Boston to compete in the world’s largest two-day rowing event. Here is what you need to know as the Crusaders prepare for the 52nd Head of the Charles Regatta.

THINGS YOU NEED TO KNOW:

  • On Saturday, Oct. 22, the women’s rowing team will compete in the Head of the Charles Regatta on the Charles River.
  • On Saturday, the Crusaders will compete in the club fours at 1:10 p.m. (Bow 49) There will be 59 boats in the race.
  • The action picks up again at 1:51 p.m. (Bow 21) as Holy Cross enters the club eights. The race consists of 33 boats. Go here for the live video. For the event's schedule, go here
  • Last year, Holy Cross varsity eight placed 31st in the chamionship eight competition out of 32 boats. The second varisty eight placed 29th in the club eight race out of 38 boats. To read last years recap, go here.

COACH DIGGINS ON THE TEAM:

  • "The Head of the Charles is a fantastic event," said Holy Cross head coach Patrick Diggins "We'll be competing against some of the best clubs and schools from all over the world in front of thousands of people. The winding course is a difficult one but there are lots of HC alums lining the shores and the bridges cheering us on. The team is looking to improve on our last performance overall with some solid racing in the Club 8 and the Club 4 on Saturday."

WOMEN’S VARSITY EIGHT PLACES THIRD AT SNAKE REGATTA:

  • The varsity eight placed third as the Holy Cross women's rowing team competed at the Snake Regatta on Saturday on Lake Quinsigamond. To read the recap, go here.

UP NEXT:

  • After the Head of the Charles, the Crusaders travel to Philadelphia, Pa., to compete in the Head of the Schuylkill Regatta on Saturday, Oct. 29. 

KEEP CONNECTED:

  • There are numerous ways to stay connected with the Holy Cross women's rowing team. Follow the Crusaders on Twitter @HCrossWRowing, on Facebook and on Instagram

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