Regattas

Virtual Regatta Services: Oar Repair Webinars during The Head Of The Charles Regatta 2020

Sep 25, 2020

Free to all 2020 Head Of The Charles Regatta® participants!

Concept2’s Regatta Service Team would love to be working on your oars in our trailer on a crisp and beautiful October weekend, but this year’s regatta service is going virtual. Our free webinars are a way to learn how to update your oars and sculls at your home or boathouse to ensure the best performance of your Concept2 equipment.
Bob Beeman drilling set screws into Concept2 Oar sleeves
Join Bob Beeman, our Senior Oar Repair Technician, and work alongside him on five of the most common oar repairs. Join one or all five webinars! If you prefer, join us without parts on hand and simply watch and learn. In either case, Bob will walk you through the repair and there will be time to ask any questions. Continue Reading ›

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Concept2 Supports the Virtual Head Of The Charles® Regatta

Sep 09, 2020

Fall is in the air, which means it’s usually the time our Vermont crew starts packing up to travel to Boston, Massachusetts, for the annual Head Of The Charles® Regatta. This year, we’ll be cheering on the athletes and racing from home with the regatta’s multi-component event that includes on water racing opportunities, indoor rowing for all, and a competitive live broadcast indoor rowing race. Continue Reading ›

The Adventures of Beeman: World Cup I

May 16, 2019

We’re ready for Bob Beeman, of our Oar Manufacturing Team, to audition for reality TV show “The Amazing Race.”

Our Regatta Service team travels to assist competitors at races all around the world. At the helm of many of our international regattas is Bob, who started working at Concept2 over 30 years ago. Bob brings his wealth of experience to help elite athletes in the World Rowing Cup series: the highest level of competition in the sport. (The World Rowing Championships are replaced by the Olympics every four years.) Continue Reading ›

2017 Great Eight Athletes (Updated)

Sep 12, 2017
Concept2 CTS and HUDSON are teaming up once again to bring together the best of the best—the top scullers in the world competing together in a sweep “Great Eight” at the Head Of The Charles® Regatta. These composite crews look to compete against the fastest national, collegiate and club teams in the Women’s and Men’s Championship Eight events.
2016 Women's Great Eight
For the 6th annual Great Eights, we're excited to introduce the next generation. This year marks the beginning of a new Olympic quadrennial, with fresh faces heading to Boston after World Championship competition. Continue Reading ›

Head Of The Charles 2016

Oct 25, 2016

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.

Gevvie Stone in front of (and featured on!) the Concept2 CTS Regatta Service trailer.
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Better Ways to Carry and Store Oars at Regattas

Nov 12, 2014

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 ›

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