The rowers are off to the races. The Head of the Charles Regatta has returned for the 57th year, and you can catch the action today through Sun., Oct. 23.
The largest three-day regatta in the world is hosted by the Riverside Boat Club, bringing thousands of visitors to Boston and Cambridge.
More than 11,000 athletes compete each year along the three-mile course. Men and women over the age of 50 compete today, the master racers row on Saturday + the youth athletes take to their boats on Sunday.
Luckily for us, there are plenty of local spots to spectate. We recommend the BU Bridge if you want to be near the starting line, or Magazine Beach, where the singles and doubles launch.
Weeks Footbridge is arguably the most iconic place to be, known for a sharp 90 degree turn that crews have to navigate.