CAMBRIDGE, Mass. – After a successful season-opening race last weekend at the Hadley Chase, the Dartmouth women’s rowing team headed to Cambridge on Saturday for the 53rd Head of the Charles Regatta.
The Head of the Charles is the largest two-day regatta in the world, with 11,000 athletes rowing in over 1,900 boats in 61 events. It attracts roughly 400,000 spectators during regatta weekend.
The Big Green’s Club 4 raced very well, finishing in fourth place (18:28.89) out of 53 entered crews. Stroked by Julia Baylis and coxed by Grace Hannam, Dartmouth got to the Riverside Boat Club in sixth place and, five minutes later at the Weld Boathouse, had moved up to fifth. The Big Green continued to get faster, finishing just a second and a half behind Tennessee (18:28.30).
In the Club 8, the Green place eighth (17:12.23) out of 40 boats. Dartmouth –stroked by Samantha Hawley and coxed by Jasmine Williams – stayed pretty consistent throughout the race and completed the course behind Alabama in seventh (17:03.77).
The Big Green’s Championship 8 will race at 2:00 on Sunday afternoon.