Photograph: Werner Schmidt

Friday, June 12, 2009

Harvard - Yale Regatta

The 144th Harvard – Yale Regatta is coming up this Saturday, June 13, on the Thames River, Connecticut. All three races - the 2-mile Freshman Race (at 2:30 p.m.), the 3-mile Second Varsity (at 3:15 p.m.), and the 4-mile Varsity (at 4:15) – will be held downstream and end at the Gold Star Bridge.

Last year, Harvard won the Varsity race, 18:54.1, Yale’s time, 19:01.6. The previous year, 2007, Yale managed to pass their rivals when there were only 20 strokes to go. Harvard leads the overall battle with 89 victories against Yale’s 54. Yale’s head coach is John Pescatore, who was named head coach in 2002. Harvard’s head coach is, of course, still Harry Parker, who is in his 47th season as the head coach of Harvard heavyweight crew.

To read more about the Harvard crew, please click here. To read more about the Yale crew, please click here.

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