Club Eight Takes Second on Charles

Strong Finish in Club Eights on Day One 

CAMBRIDGE, Mass. – On the opening day of competition at the Oct. 22-23 Head of the Charles regatta here in Cambridge, Mass., the Yale women's crew team notched up a second-place finish in the Club Eights race.

In the Bulldogs' only major race Saturday, the women's eight slaked its way a little after 1:30 p.m. along the three-mile course to finish behind the University of Tennessee. With a final time of 17:56.57, the Yale boat trailed only the Tennessee's boat, which clocked in at 17:41.48, but was far out in front of third-place University of Connecticut, which closed at 18:15.82. The Radcliffe crew finished back in 13th place, with a final time of 19:00.76.

The crew's result – second place – is one better than last year, when Yale finished up third in the club eights.

Out on the water, with warm weather and minimal wind, the Yale crew displayed great poise for the 47th Head of the Charles event. They took advantage of momentum accrued in recent regattas, including an almost clean sweep at the Oct. 9 Head of the Housatonic regatta.

On Sunday, the Yale women's crew team will field boats in both the Championship Four and Championship Eight divisions. The championship fours are scheduled to take to the water at 2:31 p.m., while the eights will race at 2:58 p.m.. Spectators can look on from the Cambridge Boat Club, or watch a live webcast from the building's rooftop, which will begin at approximately 8:00 a.m. and is available here.

Report filed by James Lu '14, Yale Sports Publicity.