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GLRF finds beautiful weather for the 2014 Head of the Schuylkill

28 October 2014 | glrfcentral
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Some of the women UConn crew showing their massive gold clinkage. Click there to see all the images from the event, and to upload your own!

For the second year running, GLRF hosted a booth at the Head of the Schuylkill Regatta. This marked the third time GLRF has hosted a booth in Philadelphia, and the first time the weather was actually nice. Both Saturday and Sunday featured clear skies and sunshine, and relatively mild temperatures.


The Head of the Schuylkill has a large number of competitors, 5,000+, but many are spread out, either by day of competition or by location. As a result, the vendor area is not as big a focal point as the Head of the Charles. For the GLRF booth, it provided the perfect opportunity for visibility as all the vendors are located in one large, big top tent. Juniors, University, and Elite rowers all walked past the booth, as did the 'celebs' of the Gold Cup, including Sir Steve Redgrave, Mahe Drysdahle, Ondrej Synck, Kjetil Borch, Yohann Rigogne, Kim Crow, Mirka Knapková, Gevvie Stone, and Chantal Achterberg.


The return of the Gold Cup at the Head of the Schuylkill marks a return to prize winning rowing. The winners of the 750m. race vie for cash prizes of $10,000 for first, $5,000 for second, $2,500 for third, and $1,000 for fourth. The race is intended to draw the top talent in single scull racing from around the world.


Not to be missed at the GLRF booth was the official unveiling of the 2015 Naked Rowing Calendars. GLRF is featuring the Dieux de l'Aviron (Gods of Rowing) from France for the mens calendar, and the University of Warwick Women for the womens calendar.


After a busy three days, the GLRF booth was packed and shipped for Chattanooga and the Head of the Hooch.


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