For a small town, Middletown is well represented at this weekend's Head of the Charles Regatta in Boston. The highlight of the fall rowing season, this two-day regatta has nearly 9,000 rowers participating from all over the world. The course follows the Charles River for 3.2 miles, navigating under 6 bridges and around a few significant bends.
Yesterday, Wesleyan had a boat in the Collegiate Men's Four (one proud parent submitted the above photo), which placed 5th in a field of 41 crews. In the Directors Challenge Mixed Doubles, Julie Flagg and Renny Schoonmaker competed in their double scull.
Local rowers are featured in three of today's races:
•Middletown High rows in the Youth Men's Eight, 1:10 pm
•Wesleyan in the Collegiate Men's Eight, 3:28 pm
•Wesleyan in the Collegiate Women's Eight, 3:46 pm
Here's the lineup in the Middletown High Men's Eight:
If you'd like to cheer them on through cyberspace, you can watch a live webcast of the race at:
Below, a 2010 file photo of Renny Schoonmaker & Julie Flagg with their double scull: