Kirkland's powerful eight swept the Charles yesterday in the finals of the inter-House crew regatta, leaving Eliot, last year's champions, by a length and a half, and thereby earning the right to race a Yale boat on Saturday.
In a preliminary heat the Elephant second crew finished ahead of Lowell in the deciding round of the House Jayvee boats.
The Deacon first boat, which averages 171 pounds and has a generous sprinkling of ex-Varsity material, clipped off a 7:42 time over the Henley course against a head wind and choppy water. Eliot followed in 7:48 3-5, a length ahead of the Bunnies, as the Puritan bow lapped Leverett by half a length.
Two and a half lengths ahead of the Bellboy seconds, the Eliot Jayvees crossed in 8:21. Kirkland and Winthrop fought it out in an uneven sprint at the finish, the Puritans failing to nip their rivals in time and crossing in a dead heat for third place.