The Head of the Charles Regatta, the largest two-day regatta in the world, draws high school, college, and adult crews from around the world. Many private day and boarding schools, as well as local public schools, participate in the event, which involves over 9,000 athletes from around the world. More than 300,000 spectators line the banks of the Charles River separating Boston and Cambridge to see the race and contribute to charities, including, this year, The One Fund to benefit the victims of the Boston Marathon bombings. Read more about the Head of the Charles Regatta and about private school and community rowing programs.
Photo: Rowing at the Head of the Charles/Daren McCollester, Getty Images