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Head of the Charles: Summary

After a one-year hiatus, the Head of the Charles Regatta returned to Cambridge this past weekend, bringing 300,000 people to watch 5,600 rowers from around the world.

MIT crews, many alumni, and Professor Hartley Rogers, Jr. raced more than 15 boats in nine events and secured respectable placings across the board.

Most noteworthy, Director of Crew Stu Schmill '86 coxed the winning Women's Lightweight Eight crew and Rogers placed second in the Senior Veteran Singles race.

The race, the 33rd annual running of the world's largest regatta, was held on both Saturday and Sunday after last year's Sunday-only race was cancelled because of rain and high winds. The weather was overcast and cool for both days.

Among other MIT finishers:

The men's heavyweight varsity crews racked up solid 21st and 38th places in the Club Four race and 23rd in the Championship Eight.

Men's lightweight varsity crews placed 23rd in the Lightweight Four and 13th in the Lightweight Eight races.

Women's varsity crews placed 19th in the Club Four and 23rd in the Championship Four races.

The Sloan Crew Club placed 11th in the Women's Club Four and 50th in the Men's Club Four.

A freshman crew placed 20th in the Youth Eight race.