The Godolphin and Latymer Boat Club made the trip across the pond to compete in the world’s largest two-day regatta - Boston’s Head of the Charles Race.
After touching down at Logan International and setting up camp for the week, the girls took to the water for a training session and came back in awe of their surroundings on the Charles River.
The following day, the girls were treated to a guided tour of Harvard with two former Kings College Wimbledon students who offered a very in depth and educational tour of the campus in Cambridge. The evening was spent in the wonderful Fanueil Hall Marketplace area of Boston before a moment of quiet reflection at the Six Glass Towers of the Boston Holocaust Memorial.
The following day was spent in the Women’s Harvard boathouse to do a land training session on the ergo, as the river was closed for the first day of the event. The girls were in amazement of the setting and the club house, but particularly enjoyed the chance to train next to the USA (Olympic silver medallist 2016) and Canadian Heavyweight single scullers.
On race day, despite the windy conditions, the crews performed very well. The coxed 8 came in at 58 out of 85 and the coxed 4 finished 46 out of 84. After their races, the girls soaked up the incredible regatta atmosphere, cheering on other local London rowing clubs and also observing World Champions and Olympians in action.
After the races, the girls enjoyed a crew dinner in the famous Cheesecake Factory before making their way to the airport for the journey home.