Saturday, October 21, 2017

Sailing The Charles River

The Charles River is the mecca of college sailing, and because Head of The Charles Regatta is this weekend, I thought I would share my experience on the Charles River earlier this year! If you aren't familiar, HOCR is the world's largest and oldest intercollegiate rowing competition in Cambridge, Massachusetts.

The Walter C. Wood Sailing Pavilion is the oldest university sailing pavilion in the world. It is home to MIT's sailing team and there are over 110 boats in the fleet. I had the opportunity to go sailing on the river earlier this year with my two sisters. My older sister spent some time doing research in Boston before she started med school so she had access to the boats and lessons. She took us out on a Tech Dinghy, a single-sail boat and one of 110 boats in their fleet. 

Exactly this time last year I was in Boston, Massachusetts... driving through the beautiful New England foliage, sipping coffee at The Lenox, and sailing the Charles River.  Looking through all of my photos from that trip make me so nostalgic, as there are few places on earth as beautiful as New England in autumn.

It was pretty chilly for Boston that day (and partly being afraid I would fall in the water), fashion was not my top priority. I wore black pants, tennis shoes, and this quilted North Face. Watching the regatta now and wishing I was there!