Cornell and M.I.T. will provide the opposition for the Harvard Varsity crew on September 23, according to Carroll F. Getchell, director of the H.A.A. The triangular regatta, which came about as a result of an invitation from Tech, will take place on the mile and five-sixteenths Henley Course in the Charles Basin.
Cornell may enter two boats in the race, while the Crimson and Tech, the home teams, will place only one crew each in the competition.
M.I.T. oarsmen probable favorites in the regatta, defeated the Crimson Varsity a little over two months ago on the Charles, winning by just three feet on choppy waters. In the last formal race between the two Charles River colleges in April, 1943, the Crimsonmen beat their rivals by a last-minute pull that put them half a length ahead at the finish.
Cornell bowed to the Harvard crew in their last meeting, in April, 1943. Behind during the entire race, the Cantabs caught up 20 seconds from the end and passed the Redmen to win by a half-length, thus keeping alive the three-year undefeated streak of Tom Bollos' crews.
Bert Haines, former assistant coach, is now tutoring the men rowing from the Weld Boat Club, Bolles being at present a Lieutenant in the U.S.N.R. Coach Haines has several experienced boats on the Charles already, including V-12 and Freshman crews.