Head Of The Charles Regatta ® Celebrated in New Exhibit at Logan Airport

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Massport announced a new exhibit at Boston Logan International Airport’s Terminal B celebrating the 53rd annual Head of The Charles Regatta. One of the world’s preeminent rowing competitions, The Regatta draws more than 11,000 rowers and tens of thousands of spectators to the banks of the Charles River.

The new exhibit covers over 150 feet of wall space and features 17 oars highlighting different rowing clubs around Boston. Eight backlit panels feature rowing terms, black and white race photos and history of the course and race. The exhibit also includes two boats on display, a single scull and an eight-oared shell, with details on their build and components.

Massport CEO Thomas P. Glynn called the new exhibit “an excellent tribute to the rowing community as the Regatta enters its 53rd year of competition, and we would like to thank everyone involved for helping us create this new space.”

The space will also include an exhibit on the history of the Boston Marathon, a collaborative effort between Massport and the Boston Athletic Association.

Since its origin in 1965, the Head Of The Charles has welcomed the world’s finest crews to the banks of the Charles River for the ultimate two-day rowing competition The event attracts youth, collegiate, masters, para-rowing, international, world champion and Olympic athletes competing in 66 events. This year, rowers from 30 nations competed.

Regatta Executive Director Fred Schoch said, “The Regatta is a tradition that brings the world to Boston, so it’s fitting that the event will have a prominent place in the gateway to our city.”

Massachusetts Sports Marketing Office Director Shannah McArdle called the Regatta “one of our most iconic sporting events that shines a positive light on the collegiate sporting traditions of the Bay State.”

Partners for the exhibit include Head Of The Charles® Regatta, Fluid Design, Elite Rowing Inc., Filippi Boats, Concept2, Erik Dresser Photography, Carlos Ridruejo Designs, Pocock Racing Shells, Community Rowing (CRI), Cambridge Boat Club, and Harvard Crew. Architecture for the project was completed by design firm Kleinfelder; construction work was performed by Bond Brothers; and graphics were produced by Design Communications Ltd.

The Massachusetts Port Authority (Massport) owns and operates Boston Logan International Airport, public terminals in the Port of Boston, Hanscom Field, and Worcester Regional Airport. Massport is a financially self-sustaining public authority whose premier transportation facilities generate more than $15 billion annually, and enhance and enable economic growth and vitality in New England.

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