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Varsity Eight’s Quest For Remenham Challenge Cup At Henley Royal Regatta Starts Wednesday

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Coxless Four Races First On Friday

NEW HAVEN, Conn. – Yale's varsity eight won't have to wait long for its first race at the Royal Henley Regatta on the Thames River in England. The Bulldogs face Oxford Brookes University in the first session of the famed event on Wednesday at noon England time (7 a.m. in New Haven), shortly before the luncheon interval and well before the late afternoon tea interval.

Yale is one of 12 crews competing for the Remenham Challenge Cup. With a victory over Oxford, the Bulldogs would advance to meet ASR Nereus, which is the Dutch Under-23 national crew.

"Racing Oxford Brookes will be a good challenge for us," said Will Porter, The Friends of YWC Head Coach of the Bulldogs. "They are a high-level British team with capable athletes. We will be in for a good race."

Yale's coxless four, which qualified for the Town Challenge Cup on Saturday, won't have it first race until Friday. The Bulldogs, one of eight crews competing, face Leander Club and Bath University.

Racing continues through Sunday when the champions will be crowned.

The Bulldogs started their journey to England by competing in the Henley Women's Regatta on June 22-24.

Yale Boatings


Bow – Amy Warner (Sr., East London, South Africa)
2 – Julia Sesler (Sr., Bronxville, New York)
3 – Claire Dirks (Fy., Toronto, Ontario)
4 – Margaret Saunders (So., Arlington, Virginia)
5 – Arwen Neski (Jr., Ashley Falls, Massachusetts)
6 – Alison Nordell (Sr., Gates Mills, Ohio)
7 – Marybeth Swords (Sr., Sudbury, Massachusetts)
Stroke – Daisy Mazzio-Manson (So., Wellesley, Massachusetts)
Coxswain – Hannah Malzahn (Jr., Edmond, Oklahoma)


Bow - Meg Galloway (Sr., Ridgefield, Connecticut)
2 – Sophie Deans (Sr., Sydney Australia)
3 – Victoire Lienau (Jr., Paris, France)
Stroke - Katie King-Smith (Fy., Oxford, United Kingdom)

Report filed by Tim Bennett (, Yale Sports Publicity