Gales Ferry, Conn., June 18, 1909. As the morning was very windy the only crew to leave quarters was the freshman eight. It went out at about 11 o'clock rowing a half-mile down-stream at a high stroke. However, owing to the rough water, it was forced to return to Gales Ferry. The university squads after waiting some time for the wind to die down, went for a two-mile walk in the morning. The wind continued blowing very hard up until about 6 o'clock. At 6.30 all the crews went out upon the river, paddling over to west shore where there was calmer water. The university and freshman eights now went downstream for about a mile and a half at a medium stroke. They then raced for a mile, the university eight winning by about three lengths. The freshman eight now returned to the quarters while the university eight went back up-stream to meet the two university fours.
There was another shake up in the freshman crews today. Kerr, who has been rowing at number 5 in the eight, was changed to number 3 in the four oar. Baker was now moved to number 5 and Smith, who has been rowing at number 3 in the four, took Baker's former seat at number 3 in the freshman eight.