2018 Head Of The Charles Regatta Set for this Weekend

The 54th Head Of The Charles Regatta (HOCR) is expected to generate a significant economic impact – more than $72 million (USD) in spending – to the Greater Boston region, according to Greater Boston Convention & Visitors Bureau (GBCVB) President and CEO Patrick Moscaritolo.

The 2018 Regatta takes place on October 20-21, 2018. Held annually on the next-to-last weekend in October, the HOCR is the largest two-day regatta in the world, with just under 11,000 athletes participating from across the globe.  An estimated 225,000 people head to the banks of the Charles River over two days to watch the races.  Approximately 65 percent of those individuals are classified as “visitors” – traveling from outside the Greater Boston region, according to a McKinsey & Company analysis.

“The Head Of The Charles is the premier regatta in the world, and our visitor industry looks forward each year to welcoming rowers, spectators and media from around the world to Boston and Cambridge,” said GBCVB President and CEO Pat Moscaritolo.

The 2018 Regatta is a highly anticipated competition with nearly 11,000 athletes representing 2,300 entries from 24 countries around the world. More than 800 schools, universities and organizations will send teams to compete in the 2018 race, and approximately 87 percent of these athletes will come from beyond Greater Boston.

For more information about the event, visit Head Of The Charles at hocr.org.

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