Darienite Quinlan Daly, 13, Competing as One of Two Youngest Rowers Ever in Head of the Charles Regatta

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Thirteen-year-old Darienite Quinlan Daly is competing this weekend with a partner the same age from Greenwich in the youth doubles division of the Head of the Charles Regatta.

The youth division normally has only high school rowers competing, so Quinlan and his partner, George Lathrop, both middle school students, will be the youngest team ever to row in the 53-year-old competition, joining rowers from all over the world.

Quinlan Daly George Lathrop Head of the Charles 10-18-17

Image from the boys' CrowdRise.com fundraising Web page

Quinlan Daly (left) and George Lathrop will be the youngest rowers ever to compete in the Head of the Charles this weekend.

 

The team will be racing to raise money for the Children of Fallen Patriots Foundation, which provides “college scholarships and educational counseling to military children who have lost a parent in the line of duty,” according to the organization’s website.

“We want more than just to break the world record,” Daly said in a video accompanying his and George Lathrop’s fundraising page on CrowdRise.com. “We want to support kids who, like us, would like to go to college someday — except, however, some of these kids lost a parent in the line of duty, serving their country in the armed forces. And we’d like to give financial support to those children who might not otherwise achieve a higher education.”

Each of the boys has been rowing for years, but they only teamed up only months ago, Lathrop told an NBC Boston television reporter. He said the two spend two or three hours a day, six or seven days a week training.

Daly said he’s so busy rowing that doesn’t have time to play video games.

Here’s the recent NBC Boston news story on the two teen rowers: