It’s affectionately known as “Rowing Christmas”—the Head Of The Charles® Regatta in Boston, Massachusetts—and Concept2 CTS was there getting right into the fun and organized chaos of the ultimate 2-day rowing event. Seventeen thousand athletes of all ages and experience levels, from all around the world, raced in the regatta over the course of two days. It’s an event where a high school novice rower can rub elbows, literally, with an Olympic gold medalist. This year, there were seventy 2016 Rio Olympians on hand, many rowing in “Great Eights” sponsored by Concept2 CTS and HUDSON.
At the 2014 Head Of The Charles Regatta, we introduced a simple new oar carrier that holds four sweep oars or two pair of sculls. Made of Baltic Birch Plywood, six carriers can be cut from a single 5’ x 5’ piece. You can access the plans to build your own, or—as of early December—you can purchase carriers directly from Concept2 for $25 each. We'll sell them like “unfinished furniture.” You can finish them in your team colors for easy identification. Continue Reading ›
For the rowing world, the Head Of The Charles Regatta is part racing, part rowing, part reunion, and part festival. For spectators, festival prevails. The time trial format of racing can be hard to understand, as it isn't always clear who is winning; and yet, plenty of spectators come out to celebrate Boston, learn about the sport, and watch over 1200 boats race up the river on a beautiful fall day. We hope you'll join us!
Concept2 CTS is proud to sponsor Mirka Knapkova (Czech Republic) and Kjetil Borch (Norway) at this year’s Head Of The Charles ® Regatta. Join us at the Concept2 CTS tent, located across from the Rowing & Fitness Expo at the Finish Area Launching Site (FALS) for a special opportunity to meet these athletes. Continue Reading ›
As Labor Day passes, boathouses start to come alive again with the return of athletes, the introduction of new rowers, and the start of a new training season. Coaches are busy preparing workouts and figuring out line-ups for fall racing. While the season may just be kicking off, crews are already preparing for the “end” of it: The 49th Annual Head Of The Charles Regatta®. Continue Reading ›
It couldn’t have been a more perfect weekend for the world’s largest two-day rowing event, The Head Of The Charles Regatta®. Despite some rain and wind on Friday night that threatened to pull up some tent posts in the Expo area, the weather cooperated for the racing and general regatta festivities. Continue Reading ›
Why is unpacking so hard? After a long vacation, it is often difficult to unpack everything, wash clothes that still smell like the beach, and place thoughts of leisure into memories. Here at Concept2, unpacking from the Head of the Charles often feels like that. We’re quickly nostalgic for the fall head racing season as winter envelops Vermont. Continue Reading ›