Men's Crew Wraps Up Fall at Foot of the Charles


It was a full morning of races on the Charles on Saturday. Heavyweight and lightweight crews combined forces to take on the Foot of the Charles, where the varsity A boat took second place over all.


The Crimson heavyweights contributed seven boats for the fours races on Saturday, with the A boat taking second place overall. Harvard finished with a time of 13:11.6, just over a second behind the top boat from Northeastern.

“Northeastern rowed some really great pieces this morning,” senior Max Meyer-Bosse said. “I’m pleased with this morning, but there’s definitely some work to be done.”

The B boat for Harvard took sixth place in the races with a time of 13:24.6, and the C boat came in 14th place at 13:54.0.


The heavyweight freshmen finished in the top spot in the first-year division with a time of 12:18.0, almost 19 seconds ahead of the next boat, the freshman A crew from Brown.

“It was a great morning for the freshmen,” Meyer-Bosse said. “They’ve been kinda up and down for a little bit, but they really put things together and had a really good piece.” 

Being just the second regatta of the season, the Crimson had to prepare a lot to perform well on the water. Racing was done primarily in fours except for the freshmen, who were in eights.

“We broke out the fours in the last week,” Meyer-Bosse said. “Each boat was kinda focused on itself, everyone came out really strong this morning.”

Harvard heads into the off season with two fall regattas now in the books.  Northeastern headed home Saturday with the small margin of victory.

“It’s unfortunate being on the wrong side of the second difference.” Meyer-Bosse said. “You gotta give northeastern the credit it deserves for nipping us in two close races, sometimes it goes the other way, but they definitely deserved this one. Going forward, we’ll do our best through the winter season.”


The Crimson lightweights competed alongside the heavyweights in Saturday’s regatta. The boat were the only lightweight team on the water, and its results was mixed in with the heavier boats.

The A boat performed the best of the lightweight crews, finishing 10th overall with a time of 13:38.5.

“The top four did well,” said captain Alexander Bonorris, who rowed in this boat. “Beating a significant number of heavyweight JV crews that we raced against.”   


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