NEW HAVEN, Conn. – The Yale heavyweight crew team will open its season against Brown on the Seekonk River in Providence, R.I., this Saturday. The Bulldogs and the Bears will each field five eights, culminating in the varsity eight event on the afternoon of Mar. 26.
The Bulldogs claimed three of five races in last year's opener against the Bears, winning the freshman eight, third varsity eight and the four. This time around Yale will look to make moves on Brown in the second and first varsity eights. The varsity eight lost by a mere 1.8 seconds last year to a Brown crew that would go on to take third at Eastern Sprints. A win this weekend would not necessarily be an indicator how the Bulldogs will fare in later championship races, but it would certainly help build critical momentum as they being the dual racing portion of their season.
The order of events is as follows:
2F8/4V8 – 1:15 p.m.
3V8 – 1:35 p.m.
F8 – 1:55 p.m.
JV8 – 2:15 p.m.
V8 – 2:35 p.m.
Any Yale fans in town for the race should plan on watching from the Narragansett Boat Club, located at 2 River Road, Providence, R.I. The club is situated in the last 250 meters of the race course.
Report filed by Yale Sports Publicity