Oxford and Cambridge Society of New England at the 2012 Head of the Charles Regatta

Elizabeth Guckenheimer, OES Country Champion for the USA (Boston Area) reports on an event held by the Oxford and Cambridge Society of New England.

The world’s largest rowing event drew crowds of 300,000 to the banks of the Charles river on a glorious week-end in late October. For two days, a stream of boats went up the south bank of the river to the starting line and rowed back down the north bank to cheering crowds of enthusiasts, classmates, friends, and families. The 2012 Olympics provided many rowers for some hotly contested races.  A few records fell this year.


On Sunday afternoon, we opened our O&C tent in Alumni Village, just west of the Weeks footbridge between the main campus of Harvard in Cambridge with the Harvard Business School campus in Boston-Allston. The bridges are strategic obstacles for rowers and viewpoints for spectators and referees, including our own Nick Copley.  We had a stream of visitors to the tent, including several from the Harvard Kennedy School’s neighbouring tent.

And this year, there was the Mini Cooper convertible boat…

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