Eight sweating Varsity oarsmen filed into Coach Tom Bolles' office in Newell Boat House yesterday, following their last time trial in home waters before they leave for the Eastern Association Championship Regatta on the Severn River at Annapolis Saturday. A minute later seven came out surrounding the eighth, Bim Chanler, each one extending their hand to him as their newly elected captain.
Chanler, who strokes the number seven sweep, will be leading his teammates this weekend against seven of the strongest crews in the east, and Wisconsin University's shell which is the western-most competitor.
In addition to Wisconsin and the Naval Academy, Rutgers, Princeton, Cornell, MIT, Columbia, and Pennsylvania will break together at 5:40 o'clock. The event traditionally held on the Hudson at Poughkeepsie, will be held on the Severn river for the first time in its history over a fairly straight, current-free mile-and three-quarter stretch.