Higher Stakes

Registration is officially open for the 2017 Red Bull High Stakes Aug. 26 in Boston. The brainchild of Rowing Illustrated’s Sean Wolf, the high-octane summer club fixture bundles together everything we love about rowing and don’t see enough of—head-to-head duels, stake turns, and relays races—into one daylong, lactic-acid fueled party on the Charles River. New to this year’s High Stakes: the addition of two 40+ masters teams that will follow the same progression and compete in the same boat classes (singles, doubles, fours, and eights) as the open entries.