The 148th Yale-Harvard Regatta on 9 June, 2013

The Harvard Heavyweight crew crossing the finish line last year.

The 148th race between Yale and Harvard is soon coming up. This year it is on Sunday, 9 June, 2013, already at 9:00 a.m. and as usual it is held on the Thames River in New London, Connecticut. The ‘race’ is actually three races: Freshman’s Race (2 miles), the Second Varsity Race (also called the Junior Varsity Race; 3 miles) and the Varsity Race (4 miles). According to Yale’s website it is the Varsity Race that starts at 9:00 a.m. which means that the two other races are a couple of hours prior to that. I am afraid that neither Yale’s nor Harvard’s websites give any information about times or who is in the crews or anything else that a Yale-Harvard Regatta fan might like to know. The two universities really like this to be a private affair, which is a pity, I think.

Maybe they should glance at how media-friendly the Oxford-Cambridge Boat Races are in England…?

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