Weekend Filled to the Brim with Racing, in the U.S. and Beyond

This weekend features a ton (tonne) of racing over long courses from the U.S. to Europe, with the Head of the River Fours taking over the Tideway earlier today, the Head of the Hooch in Chattanooga, Portland's Fall Classic, the Newport Autumn Rowing Festival in Southern California, the Head of the Lake in Seattle, and many more. We'll have reaction and analysis for all of the above coming up over the next few days, but for now, here are some useful links and updates for Saturday and Sunday. Good luck everyone!

The Head of the River Fours is in the books, and the results are in—Leander was the overall winner of the event, but it was Oxford who stole the show. The Dark Blues, with a crew stroked by Constantine Louloudis, marched through the field to finish ninth overall, winning the Elite 4+ event, and finishing ahead of a good many Elite 4x- crews along the way. Here's a link to a full set of race photos thanks to Rowing Photography UK.

The Head of the Hooch has seen windy conditions Saturday morning cancel a number of events, but the Texas Longhorns are making the best of the situation in true rower fashion:

A video posted by @utexasrowing on

You can keep and eye on all the results in Chattanooga via the event website here, and there's a live video stream of the racing here.

Meanwhile, in Zurich, there was some 600-meter racing in eights at the Ruderregatta UNI-POLY:

It does not want for a dramatic setting.

And, it looks like the Washington Huskies will have a ringer on board for the Head of the Lake, set for tomorrow in Seattle.

But can Elmo take on a full complement of superheroes?

A photo posted by Iowa_Rowing (@iowa_rowing) on

More to come following all the racing—stay tuned.


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