BOSTON (AP) — Boston Mayor Marty Walsh has welcomed participants to the Head of the Charles regatta with the christening of a scull on City Hall Plaza.
The two-day rowing competition is set to begin next Saturday. Organizers say the event is expected to attract 11,000 athletes from 32 countries, together with more than 400,000 spectators.READ MORE: FDA Panel To Vote On Pfizer COVID-19 Vaccine For Kids 5-To-11 Tuesday
Saturday’s ceremonial christening of Brooks Brothers’ scull marks the mayor’s first official welcoming of the regatta since taking office in January.
The 50th annual event will take place on a three-mile course in the Charles River between Cambridge and Boston.
Competitors in the regatta race against the clock, leaving the starting line in single file, approximately 15 seconds apart.READ MORE: Nor'easter To Bring Heavy Rain, High Winds, Possible Flooding And Power Outages
The rowing competition attracts youth, collegiate, masters, international, world champion and Olympic athletes competing in 61 events.
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