NEW YORK, March 21. - Passage was engaged today to Southampton and return by the American Line steamers for the Cornell crew. The party will consist of 16 persons. The Ithaca oarsmen, with paper shells, will sail from New York on May 59, on the Paris, and at once proceed to Henley, where they will train for the grand challenge cup race, to be rowed on the Thames during the second week of July. In this event the American collegians will meet the best crews of England, France, and any other country that may aspire to the aquatic championship of the world and will include the famous Leander eight, composed exclusively of the best oars of Oxford and Cambridge Universities. This will be the first American eight-oared crew to visit England and row in England's greatest regatta at Henley, although several four-oared amateur crews of this country have in past years competed in England with varying success.
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