The Rock will stay Red!

Harvard’s Varsity crew won the 4-mile race in 19:23.3.

After today’s 149th Yale-Harvard Regatta on the Thames River in New London, it is clear that the ‘Rock’ will stay RED, as the Crimson won all three races under a beautiful blue sky. Harvard’s new coach, Charley Butt, can now relax after what must have been a nerve wrecking afternoon. Butt’s Varsity crew’s winning time was 19:23.3, which was 14 seconds ahead of Yale’s.

HTBS will come back with a full race report in a couple of days. In the meantime, if you missed to watch the 4-mile race, take a look, here – the stake boats at the start had problems, so it takes several minutes before the race starts in this video. Listen to race commentators Andy Card and Charlie Hamlin small talk….

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