Attracting thousands upon thousands of people, the annual New England tradition of the Head of the Charles Regatta kicked off on Friday, Oct. 17. On Saturday, Olympians Mahé Drysdale and Gevvi Stone won the championship men’s and women’s singles, respectively. The Charles River was abuzz with crowds waiting to see races of the 10,000 rowers at the Regatta.

Photos by Scotty Schenck, photo editor