Crew Rowing Gifts for Participants & Spectators

It’s that time of year when more than 11,000 rowers from all over the world travel to Cambridge, Massachusetts to compete in the world’s largest rowing event: the historic Head of the Charles Regatta. This year, the Head of the Charles takes places October 21-22, 2017. Tens of thousands of spectators will cheer on the athletes along the Charles River from Boston University to Harvard University to watch rowers compete in 55 different race events.

Rowers and spectators alike can show their love for rowing with a Crew Needlepoint Belt from Brewster Belt Company. Since each belt is custom-made, it can be personalized with initials, the year, custom shell or oar colors, etc.

Head of the Charles
Rowing Crew Needlepoint Belt – perfect gift for rowers, coaches and fans

The city of Boston…and Cambridge, of course, has a long history of rowing that dates back to mid-1800s including historic races such as the Harvard-Yale Regatta (a.k.a. “The Race”) and the Head of the Charles. Boston also boasts the third oldest rowing club in the U.S. The Union Boat Club was founded in 1851 and is the longest continuously operating rowing club in Boston. Brewster Belt Company’s Boston Landscape Needlepoint Belt captures some of the city’s iconic landmarks and makes a great gift for those who love Beantown.

Boston rowing crew
Boston Landscape Needlepoint Belt – Boston is a city with a rich rowing heritage

If you want to put an extra special rowing gift together, you might consider packaging a needlepoint crew belt or a needlepoint college campus belt with a copy of the best-selling book The Boys in the Boat by Daniel James Brown. The fascinating non-fiction story “celebrates the 1936 U.S. men’s Olympic eight-oar rowing team—nine working class boys who stormed the rowing world, transformed the sport, and galvanized the attention of millions of Americans.”

Boys in the boat needlepoint crew belt
This book about an historic crew team, would make a great gift paired with a needlepoint crew belt.

Rowing is credited as the oldest intercollegiate sport in the United States. Colleges from coast to coast have participated in races and regattas since the mid-1800s. Collegiate rowing athletes and fans can show pride for their team with a custom campus landscape belt featuring their favorite college such as the Princeton University needlepoint belt below.

Princeton University rowing crew needlepoint belt
Princeton University Needlepoint Belt – inquire about other colleges at BrewsterBelt.com

Brewster Belt Company wishes all rowing competitors the best of luck! And remember, whatever your favorite sport, hobby, city, college or whatever is….whatever your “thing” is…there’s a belt for that. Check out all the designs at www.brewsterbelt.com or work with our designers to create your own custom design.

Crew rowing gift head of the charles

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Part II: 17 Things to Look Forward to in ’17…and the Needlepoint Belts to Match

As we look ahead to the new year, this is part two of a two-part post about 2017 happenings with needlepoint belt and accessory pairings….because Brewster Belt Company wants you to look great while you enjoy 2017 (…and show off our endless custom needlepoint design possibilities).

Here are some things to look forward to in 2017….

Shark Week
Who doesn’t love Discovery Channel’s Shark Week programming? Stay tuned for the exact dates, but during the summer of 2017, you can turn off Netflix and return to live TV to binge watch these fascinating fish. Show your love with a shark needlepoint belt.

Shark Needlepoint Belt

Total Solar Eclipse
The first U.S. total solar eclipse of the 21st century will occur on August 21, 2017. The last visible total solar eclipse in the continental U.S. was February 26, 1979. Totality will occur along a path curving from Oregon to South Carolina, and will last less than 2 minutes and 40 seconds. The location and time of “greatest eclipse” will be on the western edge of Christian County, Kentucky, at 36.9715 degrees north and 87.6559 degrees west, occurring at 18:25 UTC. Fancy a Kentucky state flag belt?

National Dog Day
Annual National Dog Day will be celebrate on August 26, 2017. It is a philanthropic holiday founded to celebrate all dogs, mixed breed and pure and to encourage adoption of dogs in local shelters. Honor your favorite furry friend with a custom, needlepoint dog belt featuring your favorite dog breed or treat your dog to a custom needlepoint dog collar.

Preppy Pug Needlepoint Belt

Hunting Season
Whether you like to hunt duck, wild boar or deer, as you keep your eye on the 2017 hunting calendars, you can show your love for your sport with a custom, needlepoint hunting belt, wallet, flask or dog collar.

Back to School
As summer draws to a close, the beginning of fall brings us back to our regular schedules. For many people, it’s back-to-school season. Whether you have kids heading back to school or are going back to school yourself for classes or alumni events, show your support for your alma mater with a custom needlepoint campus belt – available for any high school or college.

Williams College Custom Campus Needlepoint Belt

Head of the Charles
The historic Head of the Charles Regatta takes places on October 21-22, 2017. Tens of thousands of spectators will line the Charles River from Boston University to Harvard University to watch more than 11,000 rowers compete in 55 different race events. Founded in 1965, the Head of the Charles is the world’s largest two-day rowing event. Be a rowing super fan with a custom crew needlepoint belt or a Harvard University needlepoint belt.

Complete JFK Assassination Records to Be Released
On October 26, 2017, thirty years after JFK’s assassination, all records previously withheld are supposed to be made public (unless the President authorizes further withholding). The JFK Assassination Records Collection consists of approximately 5 million pages of records and currently about 88% of them are public. JFK was born in Brookline, Massachusetts. Show your support for the great state of Massachusetts with a state flag belt.

America’s Cup in Bermuda
The 35th America’s Cup will be hosted in Bermuda with qualifying races starting May 26, 2017. The battle for the oldest trophy in international sport will begin on June 17, 2017. Show your support for the exciting and historical sport of sailing with an early America’s Cup yacht needlepoint belt.

Early America’s Cup Yachts Needlepoint Belt

Happy New Year from Brewster Belt Company! We hope you have a fantastic 2017!