There is a very distinct tide in the affairs of Yale and Harvard men at the New London Regatta on June 25th. The usual dreary wait at the start will this year be complicated by uncertainly as to whether the upstream or downstream course will be rowed. Ideal weather conditions will permit the race to start on time (5 o'clock) over the upstream course, Rough water will necessitate a postponement until 7, owing to the turn of the tide at about 6, and also a reversal of the course. The confusion of time necessitated by daylight saving adds to the difficulty. The variety of this announcement on the part of the Regatta Committee would lead the uninitiated to believe it a departure from the usual custom. Memories of last year mark 7 as comparatively early. But be that as it may, it's all in the game.
The hope has been expressed in some quarters that the race will be started at 5 even if conditions are not completely favorable. This is absurd. There is far too much in the balance to allow the weather to play even a minor part in the outcome. The men have trained too long to even consider the comfort of the crowd rather than the absolute merits of the crews. Pray for a fair day indeed but if it be otherwise by all means let the burden not be on the crews. --Yale News.