These photos take you right into the action at the Head of the Charles

Cambridge-10/21/17- The crew of a mens senior master eights is silhouetted in the morning sun on the Charles River as they race.  Thousands participated in the annual Head of the Charles Regatta along the Charles River.
Cambridge-10/21/17- The crew of a mens senior master eights is silhouetted in the morning sun on the Charles River as they race. Thousands participated in the annual Head of the Charles Regatta along the Charles River. –John Tlumacki / The Boston Globe

The Charles River was full of rowers on Saturday as 11,000 athletes raced in 66 events during the 53rd Head of the Charles Regatta.

Ahead, take a look at some of the athletes in action:

The senior masters eights London Crew launched their boat at the Riverside Boat Club dock.   —John Tlumacki / The Boston Globe
The crew of a men’s senior master eights is silhouetted in the morning sun on the Charles River as they race.  —John Tlumacki / The Boston Globe
Rowers in the men’s senior master eights break the calm water of the Charles River.   —John Tlumacki / The Boston Globe
The San Diego senior master eights row hard as they head up the Charles River.  —John Tlumacki / The Boston Globe
The Riverside men’s senior master eights from Cambridge race up the Charles River. —John Tlumacki / The Boston Globe
A rower in the grand master singles is framed through foliage on a tree along the banks of the Charles River in Cambridge.  —John Tlumacki / The Boston Globe
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