The Cazenovia Rowing Club will be sending three boats to compete in the internationally-acclaimed Head of the Charles Regatta in Boston this year.
The event, which attracts 9,000 competitive rowers and 300,000 spectators from around the world, is scheduled for Oct. 22 and 23, on the Charles River.
“We’re very proud to be sending three boats this year to this prestigious event,” said Cazenovia Rowing Club Board Member Kathy Rushworth. “We’ve sent boats to this event before, but this year is the first time we’ve had such a strong showing.”
Those entering the competition from Cazenovia are: Women’s Masters 4+ and Men’s Masters 4+, rowing under the Cazenovia Rowing Club affiliation, as well as a Women’s Double boat, rowing under the West Lake Sculling banner.
Competitors in the Women’s Masters 4+ are Mindy Holgate, Jen Moffat, Eleanor Ludwig and Marie Buckley, with Laurel Moffat as coxswain. In the Men’s 4+ they are Steve Ludwig, Bill Carroll, Dave Jureller and Steve Davison, with Scott Laffer as coxswain. The mother/daughter team of Linda Moriarty and Karie Ballway, respectively, will be competing in the double.
The Head of the Charles Regatta was founded in 1965 and has grown to be the largest regatta in the world. The course follows a challenging 3.2-mile portion of the Charles River that snakes below six bridges. It is known for its navigational challenges with sharp turns and obstacles creating opportunities for collisions between boats and with bridge abutments.
The event attracts US National Team rowers and Olympians, but also hosts novices, high school, collegiate and veteran rowers.