|Clean sweep for Harvard again|
All three Yalies' boats were not really at any time during the Freshman's Race, the Second Varsity Race (also called the Junior Varsity Race), and the Varsity Race close to giving Harvard's crews a match. Not that the Bulldogs' boats did not put up a fight, they did, but in vain. And, the Freshman race proved to be a thriller.
|Yale Varsity crew was several lengths behind over the line.|
No, nothing that bad, but a power-boat had, though the river was closed for boating while the races were on, managed to speed-up and created waves that totally drenched the Bulldogs' boat and water-logged it totally (there were also some jet-skiers around making a mess of the water...). The race was stopped, so that Yale's oarsmen could row in to the Coast Guard's dock to empty out their boat from water. The race was then restarted with a 1/2 mile to go and with Harvard 1 1/2 boat lengths ahead of Yale as the situation was when the race was stopped. Crimsons crossed the finish line slightly more than 1 1/2 ahead of Yale.
With the victory for Harvard's Varsity eight, Harry Parker now has 43 won and 7 lost races against Yale. Harvard Varsity leads with a total of 93 victories, Yale 54.
|Few spectators had gathered to watch the races this year.|
Winning times for Harvard's crews:
Freshman Race (2 miles): 10:25.6 (combined time)
Second Varsity (3 miles): 14:55.5
Varsity (4 miles): 19:41.3
|Waiting for the next race.|