July 5, 1990
The Orange Coast College men's crew won its opening race Wednesday in the Henley Royal Regatta at Henley-On-Thames, England. Orange Coast defeated University College of Oxford by two lengths. The Pirates' winning time was 7 minutes, 28 seconds on 1-mile, 550-yard course on the River Thames. Orange Coast Coach Dave Grant said the times were a little slow because of a strong head wind, rain and 50-degree weather.
July 1, 1989 |
Harvard's lightweight eight, which shattered the Thames Cup record in the Henley Royal Regatta Thursday, followed by losing to Williams (Mass.) College Friday. Williams, which took an early half-length lead, held on through the middle of the race, when Harvard closed within three feet, then eventually eased away to win the race by three-quarters of a length. Williams' time was 7:03, 37 seconds slower than Harvard's record time the day before.
June 30, 1989 |
Harvard's rowers beat the elements and the opposition with four impressive victories on the second day of the 150th Henley Royal Regatta Thursday. Most outstanding was the Crimson lightweight crew, which broke the Thames Cup course record in unseasonally cold and wet conditions in the morning, holding off the Irish crew from University College of Galway. The Americans finished in 6 minutes 26 seconds, five seconds faster than the previous set by Imperial College of Dublin.
June 18, 1989 |
Harvard won its third consecutive national collegiate rowing championship Saturday with a two-second victory over Washington. The Harvard crew covered the 2,000-meter course on Lake Harsha in 5 minutes 35.5 seconds to win the Herschede Cup, symbolizing the national championship. Washington, which won the 1984 title, finished in 5:38.93. The Huskies, lost the Pacific Coast rowing championship to UCLA this season. Northeastern, which beat Harvard in a dual regatta earlier this year, was third in 5:39.