Harvard Crew Quarters, Red Top, Conn., June 15, 1908.--The morning practice was considerably hindered by rough water, caused by a strong wind blowing against the ebbing tide. The shells were kept close to the east shore and went only short distances. The shells were kept close to the east shore and went only short distances. In the afternoon, however, after the wind subsided, all the crews had harder work. The University eight rowed about four miles and with Coach Wray in the boat, some of the difficulties that have been evident in the boat were located and entirely eradicated.
The Freshman eight paddled up-stream over the upper two miles of the course in very good time. They covered the distance in 10 minutes and 5 seconds, but were favored by both wind and tide. The boat went well and the men rowed together in clean form. The 1911 four-oar rowed a half-mile up-stream just before the Freshman eight in good time. This crew has developed the ability to travel well with a fast stroke, with but little washing out or splashing.