Hanlan Boat Club had a record 13 crews entered in the 49th Head of the Charles Regatta held in Boston on Saturday October 19 and Sunday October 20. This prestigious regatta is challenging in every respect. The competition is of an extremely high calibre and attracts over 9,000 athletes, mainly from North America but also from a dozen or more international destinations. The course itself is 4,800 metres long and passes under 7 bridges and presents many challenging bends and turns in the river. Three of our crews suffered penalty time for straying outside the buoyed course. Putting on a regatta of this magnitude requires over 1,400 volunteers and 4 full-time staff to make it happen. When the weather is favourable, as it was this year, there could be some 300,000 spectators lining the banks and bridges of the Charles River. Imagine marshalling the start for the Men's Youth Fours with 84 crews entered followed by the Men's Youth Eights with 85 crews!
Particularly noteworthy in Hanlan's results was the performance of Mick Malowany who finished 3rd in the Men's Club Singles and whose time guarantees him an entry to next year's regatta. Also guaranteed a 2014 entry is Alex Soutter who finished 9th in the Men's Championship Single. Other top ten finishers were Steven and Phil Malinas in the Men's Championship Double (8th) and the Women's Lightweight Four of Megan Lewicki, Emma Sheehan, Nicole Gough, Kate Nay, and Alison Sheehan (cox) (also 8th).
Full results include the following:
- Men's Senior Veteran Singles II Satinder Singh 39th
- Men's Veteran Singles Harry Vanderlugt 31st and John Sherrick 39th
- Women's Senior Masters Double Barb Prevedello and Diane Mara 25th
- Women's Senior Masters Single Angela Desand 22nd
- Men's Championship Double Steven and Phil Malinas 8th
- Men's Championship Single Alex Soutter 9th (Q for 2014)
- Men's Club Single Mick Malowany 3rd (Q for 2014; rowed under UCC)
- Men's Youth Fours J. Marshall, A. Yang, H. Sheldon, P. Watt and A. Ho (cox) 20th (Q for 2014, rowed under UCC); Edward Munn, Gordon Peck, Simon McKenzie, Sidney Poon, and Shakir Lakhani (c0x) 68th
- Men's Youth Eights Carter Nord, Dempster Schnekenberger, Brooks Ralph, Theo Kingdom, James Griffith, Matthew Stackhouse, Liam Findlay, Jacob Givertz-Steel, and Nikhil Kassum (c0x) 47th
- Women's Youth Double Mauricie Summers and Tessa Buchan 12th
- Men's Lightweight Singles Ian Finlay 26th
- Women's Lightweight Fours Megan Lewicki, Emma Sheehan, Nicole Gough, Kate Nay and Alison Sheehan (cox) 8th