Harvard-Yale Crew Races Definitely Set For May 23 on Housatonic River
Race Moved From Thames For Third Time Since 1878
May 23 has been set as the date for the annual Harvard-Yale crew races, William J. Bingham '16, director of Athletics, announced this weekend. The regatta will be held on the Housatonic River, Derby, Connecticut, this year.
Originally scheduled to be held on the Thames River at New London, the races had to be moved because of the submarine base and defense factories at the former site. The only other times since 1878 the regatta was not held at New London were 1917, when all Crimson sports were called off, and 1918, when the Thames was not available because of the war.
The regatta will open with the combination race at 5 o'clock, followed by the Freshman, Junior Varsity, and Varsity races at half hour intervals.