Though the Boat Race between Yale and Harvard is just around the corner, well, on Saturday 28 May to be more exact, there is not a lot of information about the races. At this point, only three things are certain for an outsider: the date (28 May), the location (the Thames River in New London, Connecticut), and the time (the first race starts at 3:00 p.m., the Varsity race at 4:45 p.m.). Not even on the crews’ websites can you find a lot of information: Yale & Harvard.
Yale and Harvard are not making it easy for an outsider to get information about the crews or how to follow the races on Saturday. I just have to remember that I am not in England, where by now the larger newspapers had published long and detailed articles about how the crews are doing on the water, whom is actually rowing in the boats, etc.
It’s not easy to be a fan of the American ‘Boat Race’.