It was a beautiful day in Boston, and a great show for hometown scullers on Saturday at the 51st Head Of The Charles. While the morning racing featured first and second place finishes for Cambridge Boat Club in the men’s and women’s Grand Masters Singles, with Greg Benning defending his title, it was CBC’s Gevvie Stone who stole the show in the afternoon, walking away from the field in the Women’s Championship Single to win yet another Head Of The Charles medal and continue her run to what would be her second Olympic Games. In the Men’s Champ Single, another CBC sculler and defending champion at the Charles, Andrew Campbell, raced well on his home course but couldn’t hold off the heavyweight competition in a headwind, finishing third behind Olympic sculling champion Mahé Drysdale and Craftsbury’s John Graves.
Moving to the big boats, both the Northeastern men and Michigan women defended their 2014 titles in the Alumni Eights, while Britain’s Molesey Boat Club made a big impression, winning both the Masters and Senior Masters Eights with crews that featured a number of Olympians.
While the skies have remained clear, the temperatures have begun to drop along the course. Congratulations to all those who raced today, and bundle up if you’ll be watching from the banks tomorrow!