Heavyweights Make History at the Head of the Charles

This past weekend, the University of Delaware traveled to Boston to compete in the prestigious Head of the Charles Regatta—the premier fall head race. Sending 5 boats total to compete, the team was set on improving from last years race where the Heavyweight 1v finished 5th and the Lightweight 1v 4th. The racing began for the team with the Heavyweight 4 competing in the Collegiate Four event posted an impressive finish. This was the first time the Heavyweights have sent a four and placed well overall despite a clash with a NYU crew. The Heavyweight 1v planned to improve upon last years 5th place. The crew was successful as they placed second, earning them a silver medal behind a fast Hobart crew. This was the best finish for the Heavyweights in the team’s history. The Lightweight 4 posted and impressive 10th place finish in a field of extremely competitive crews. The Lightweight 1v placed 8th in the Men’s Lightweight 8 category to extremely fast programs, the majority of which are Ivy League schools. The Lightweight 2v had an extremely impressive result. Racing in the same Lightweight 8 category, the 2v placed 12th beating a number of Lightweight 1vs while only losing to one other 2v of Princeton. The team is excited about these results and will use the momentum to continue training hard and improving. The team is enthusiastic about the Head of the Schuylkill this coming weekend.