The graded crews of the Thayer and Eliot Clubs will have their final races in the Basin this afternoon starting at 4 o'clock. The men are to be dressed ready to row at 3.30 o'clock. Considerable interest has been shown in the rowing at Weld boathouse this year and the crews have in consequence progressed well.
Individual medals will be presented to the winners of each race. The clubs will, moreover, contend for the possession of the Filley Cup in the following manner. The club winning the first crew race is credited with 4 points; the club winning the second crew race is credited with 3 points; the third crew race counts 2 points, and the fourth crew race one point. The club having the highest total will win the cup. Since the system involves several races, it is imperative that a crew coming in a good second be credited. Therefore if the winning crew in each race does not win by a full length, its club loses half a point, and the other club gains that half point.
The first and second crews will race one and a half miles, and the second and third crews will race over a mile course.
The first crews will row as follows:
First Thayer.--Stroke, Storrow; 7, Osborne; 6, Howe; 5, Talbot; 4, Choate; 3, Thorndike; 2, Baylies; bow, Winslow; cox., Cheney.
First Eliot.--Stroke, Wilson; 7, Schroeder; 6, Kingsbury; 5, Foster; 4, Fisher; 3, Bacon; 2, Lynn; bow, Belmont; cox., Packard.