Team WinTech and King opened its competitive account for the 22/23 season with a fantastic set of results at the Head of the Charles. 2022 was another blockbuster year for the world’s largest regatta as racing spanned across three days and numerous categories, involving everything from eights down to singles. We had a team of 20 staff taking care of crews from all over the world with over 100 boats rented. WinTech and King crews picked up 39 medals in total, including 11 golds.
Some of the key highlights included our first gold medal of the event which landed in the Women’s Senior Master Eights. Endeavor Racing Alliance ‘A’ took the win by 2.5 seconds over crews from Seattle and Texas. WinTech secured a further four gold medals across the Master, Senior Master, Grand Master and Alumnae categories, inclusive of Men’s Senior Master Fours, Women’s Grand Master Fours, Women’s Alumnae Eights and Men’s Master Eights. In the latter event, King shells were represented on every step of the podium as Marin ‘A’, Fat Cat ‘A’ and RCA Alumni ‘A’ took gold, silver, and bronze respectively.
In the Women’s Youth Eights event, RowAmerica Rye put on an absolute clinic, not only finishing first in their event, but setting a course record at the same time. It goes without saying that their KingSE shell held fast for their next-level performance.
Molesey BC executed a phenomenal race in their KingSE 4+, taking the lead over countless crews in the Men’s Senior Master Fours event. The crew of the 4+ told us that their KingSE shell was set up flawlessly and responded beautifully throughout the entire race, contributing greatly to their victory.
The Women’s Alumnae Eight event saw a commanding performance from the University of Washington, wherein their alumnae reunited to dominate the race course. We caught up with the stalwart crew after the race, and they were quick to inform us that their KingSE shell played an instrumental role in their victory.
In the Men’s Masters Eight event, Marin RA went on to secure their third victory in a row, crossing the line ahead of all in their KingSE shell. We caught up with them after the race to hear their thoughts on the boat, and they all agreed that it “responds quick” and felt great as they navigated the countless bends and boats of the Charles river.
In the Men’s Championship Doubles event, Frankfurter Rudergesellschaft Germania took a storming victory by over ten seconds ahead of a US composite. Racing in a WinTech, the crew contained Tokyo Olympian Marc Weber and recent U23 Single Scull World Champion Jonas Gelsen. We also picked up a bronze in Men’s Championship Singles as Finn Putnam secured third place by just over a second.
All our remaining golds were won at junior level, a demographic that WinTech and King continue to dominate globally. Maritime Rowing Club ‘B took the U17 Women’s Youth Coxed Quad title, whilst RowAmerica Rye took both the overall and U17 titles in the Women’s Youth Eights in a strong showing that maintains their status as frontrunners in this category.
New York AC ‘A’ took the win in U17 Women’s Youth Doubles, finishing second overall, whilst Tideway Scullers of the UK finished fourth overall in a WinTech. Our final gold came in the Men’s Youth Coxed Quad category, as Maritime Rowing Club ‘B’ finished fourth overall but won the U17 category.
Our other notable results were a silver medal in the Mixed Para Inclusion Double via Athletes Without Limits-DC ‘A’ and corresponding silvers for Kings in the Men’s Senior Master Eights [Marin ‘A’] and Men’s Grand Master Eights [Marin ‘A’]. The Windsor Boys School, who enjoyed an unbeaten domestic 21/22 season, finished second in the Men’s Youth Coxed Quad category whilst RowAmerica Rye ‘A’ were third [both in WinTechs].
Our last silver medals came in the Lightweight Eight category for Princeton University, in the Directors’ Challenge Parent/Child Doubles for SC Kuesnacht and in the Directors’ Challenge Mixed Eight for Club Nautico De San Juan.
Once again, The Head of the Charles did not disappoint as thousands of rowers from across the world descended on Boston to enjoy one of rowing’s bucket-list events. Team WinTech and King were delighted to meet so many of our customers and witness some phenomenal racing. Roll on 2023!
|Women’s Senior Master Eights [50+]||1st||1st||Endeavor Racing Alliance ‘A’||King|
|Men’s Senior Master Fours [50+]||1st||1st||Molesey ‘A’||King|
|Women’s Grand Master Fours [60+]||1st||1st||Saugatuck ‘A’||WinTech|
|Women’s Alumnae Eights||1st||1st||UW Alum ‘A’||King|
|Men’s Master Eights [40+||1st||1st||Marin ‘A’||King|
|Men’s Championship Doubles||1st||1st||Frg Germania||WinTech|
|Women’s Youth Eights||1st||1st||RowAmerica Rye ‘A’||King|
|Women’s Youth Doubles||2nd||1st (U17)||New York AC ‘A’||WinTech|
|Womens Youth Coxed Quad||18th||1st (U17)||Maritime Rowing Club ‘B’||WinTech|
|Women’s Youth Eights||3rd||1st (U17)||RowAmerica Rye ‘B’||King|
|Mens Youth Coxed Quad||4th||1st (U17)||Maritime Rowing Club ‘B’||WinTech|
|Men’s Senior Master Eights [50+]||2nd||2nd||Marin ‘A’||King|
|Men’s Grand Master Eights [60+]||2nd||2nd||Marin ‘A’||King|
|Men’s Master Eights [40+]||2nd||2nd||Fat Cat ‘A’||King|
|Mixed Para Inclusion 2x||2nd||2nd||Athletes Without Limits-DC ‘A’||WinTech|
|Mens Youth Coxed Quad||2nd||2nd||Windsor Boys’ ‘A’||WinTech|
|Men’s Under-17 Fours||2nd||2nd||RowAmerica Rye||WinTech|
|Men’s Lightweight Eights||2nd||2nd||Princeton ‘A’||King|
|Directors’ Challenge Mixed Eight||2nd||2nd||Club Nautico De San Juan||King|
|Directors’ Challenge Parent/Child Double||2nd||2nd||SC Kuesnacht||WinTech|
|Men’s Senior Master Eights [50+]||3rd||3rd||Molesey ‘A’||King|
|Men’s Grand Master Fours [60+]||3rd||3rd||Marin ‘A’||WinTech|
|Women’s Grand Master Fours [60+]||3rd||3rd||Chinook ‘A’||King|
|Men’s Master Eights [40+]||3rd||3rd||RCA Alumni ‘A’||King|
|Men’s Championship Singles||3rd||3rd||New York AC, Putnam, E||WinTech|
|Womens Youth Coxed Quad||3rd||3rd||RowAmerica Rye ‘A’||WinTech|
|Men’s Youth Fours||3rd||3rd||RowAmerica Rye ‘A’||WinTech|
|Mens Youth Coxed Quad||3rd||3rd||RowAmerica Rye ‘A’||WinTech|
|Men’s Youth Eights||3rd||3rd||RowAmerica Rye ‘A’||King|
|Men’s Under-17 Fours||3rd||3rd||TriStar||King|
|Men’s Collegiate Fours||3rd||3rd||San Diego ‘A’||WinTech|
|Men’s Grand Master Doubles [60+]||4th||4th||Chinook Performance Racing||WinTech|
|Men’s Senior Master Eights [50+]||4th||4th||Chinook ‘A’||King|
|Women’s Youth Eights||4th||4th||Saugatuck ‘A’||King|
|Women’s Youth Doubles||4th||4th||Tideway Scullers ‘A’||WinTech|
|Men’s Youth Eights||4th||4th||Saugatuck ‘A’||King|
|Men’s Club Singles||5th||5th||Pittsburgh, Petronic, Z||WinTech|
|Women’s Youth Eights||5th||5th||Marin ‘A’||King|
|Men’s Youth Eights||5th||5th||New Trier ‘A’||King|
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