Since 1965. Since its inception in 1965, The Head Of The Charles® Regatta has attracted hundreds of thousands of rowers to the banks of the Charles River. Come October, the tradition continues. It’s important for athletes and spectators alike to make sure they have all the proper information to navigate our event-filled weekend. One of the greatest sporting competitions, this large rowing event with over 7,000 athletes is an excellent place to see world class rowers. The Head Of The Charles® Regatta, now entering its 52nd year, invites friends and family of the rowing community to join us at the Rowing and Fitness Expo. The Expo, located in the midst of the Finish Area Launch Site (FALS) offers vendors access to athletes, coaches and spectators at the world’s largest rowing event. Located at Christian Herter Park in Allston, MA the Expo includes fifty vendor booths and boat builder tents. The Expo opens for business on Friday at 8AM.