Onbargi and Cone go 1-2 at Head of the Charles

Maritime competes at HOTC 2017.


Darien rowers Salim Onbargi (DHS ’18) and Tim Cone (DHS ’19) earned gold and silver respectively at the 53rd Annual Head of the Charles Regatta recently.

Competing for the Norwalk-based Maritime Crew team, Onbargi and fellow oarsmen finished first in the Men’s Youth Coxed Quad event with a course-record time of 15:21.350. They were more than 29 seconds faster than the runner-up crew in the three-mile race.

Salim Onbargi with his title winning wares.

Cone came in second in the Men’s Youth Doubles race.

Tim Cone on the podium for his award.

Held annually since 1965, the Head of the Charles Regatta is the world’s largest two-day rowing event.

From left are coach Yulia Chagina, Will Legenzowski (John Jay HS ’18), Liam Galloway (Ridgefield HS ’18), Carly Legenzowski (John Jay HS ’20), Nate Phelps (St. Lukes, ’18), Salim Onbargi (DHS ’18), Coach Yan Vengerovskiy).

More than 11,000 athletes from around the world compete in 55 different events at the regatta, which takes place on the Charles River in Cambridge, Mass.

Tim Cone (DHS ’19) with coaches Vengerovskiy and Chagina.