Posted: 4 November, 2019

Rowing in Boston, USA – October Half Term 2019

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Some of Putney’s rowers set off to Boston, USA this October half term to participate in the famous, Head of the Charles race.

The trip began with a warm welcome from Radcliffe, Harvard Women’s boathouse, where the girls were boating from. After getting settled, the girls started their training with an ergo session.

During one of the sessions they were lucky enough to meet American Olympic rower Gevvie Stone, who was kind enough to share some of her top tops and racing advice.

This was then followed by some eagerly awaited on-water training.


It was great to get rowing on the Charles River, but the group also made time to explore some of the Boston sites.

With an eye on the future, the girls had the opportunity to take a tour of the Harvard University campus. A couple of students spoke with US college coaches and gained insights into what potential universities in the States are looking for.

Once the Harvard tour had finished our students went to watch a Boston University ice hockey match which was thoroughly enjoyed by all.

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