Talk:Head of the Charles Regatta

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rained out 1996[edit]

Maybe the article should mention that in case of bad weather, the whole event can be rained out -- this happened in 1996:

http://www-tech.mit.edu/V116/N52/hoc.52n.html This story was published on October 22, 1996 . Bad Weather Cancels Head of the Charles By Erik S. Balsley, associate sports editor

"For the first time in its 32-year history, the annual Head of the Charles Regatta was canceled Sunday because of the strong winds accompanying this weekend's storm.

The regatta will not be rescheduled, although plans are underway to organize a smaller regatta in the near future on the same course with schools from the Boston area..."

69.87.202.126 11:11, 21 October 2006 (UTC)

So noted. -- Beland 01:21, 23 October 2006 (UTC)

Distance[edit]

Using google earth I carefully measured the course from the center of the BU boathouse, following the turns appropriately and locating the finish line from lines of sight on the shore, as well as using at least 100 points to draw the path of measurement, and found it to be nearly exactly 5000 yards, or 2.88 miles, which is significantly different than what the official course map says as well as this article. Any comments?

65.96.5.1 20:48, 13 October 2007 (UTC)Johnny A. Swept

Top Image[edit]

Though the caption states the image is of "The Middlebury College rowing team in the 2007 Regatta," the individuals in the boat are neither wearing Middlebury Crew unis, nor are they using Middlebury oars. I therefore believe a mistake has been made, though when I checked the Row2k website for a solution I could not immediately come up with one.

Does anyone have any suggestion as to what crew this might be?

Jaradus (talk) 08:34, 11 August 2009 (UTC)