10 stunning photos from the 2019 Head of the Charles Regatta

Over 11,000 athletes and 250,000 people were expected to attend the event.

The 55th edition of the world-famous Head of the Charles Regatta took place this weekend.

Over 11,000 athletes and 250,000 people were expected to attend the event, which occurred Saturday and Sunday and featured top talent from around the globe.

Here’s a sampling of photos:

California rowers compete in the Men’s Senior Master Eights [50+]. —Nic Antaya for The Boston Globe
Rowers compete in the Men’s Senior Master Eights [50+]. —Nic Antaya for The Boston Globe

It was a beautiful weekend for the event. —Nic Antaya for The Boston Globe
A coxswain from Upper Valley RF barks orders during the Women’s Senior Master Fours [50+]. —Nic Antaya for The Boston Globe
Rowers compete in the 55th Head of the Charles Regatta along the Charles River. —Nic Antaya for The Boston Globe
A man has some company as he rows to the starting point. —Nic Antaya for The Boston Globe

Avalon Rowing Club (V) rowers compete in the Women’s Grand Master Eights [60+]. —Nic Antaya for The Boston Globe
Rowers compete in the Men’s Grand Master Eights [60+]. —Nic Antaya for The Boston Globe

The water glistens on a bright October morning. —Nic Antaya for The Boston Globe
Community Rowing, Inc. rowers compete in the Men’s Senior Master Fours [50+]. —Nic Antaya for The Boston Globe