Over the past two weeks, all four of the Crimson’s crews took to the water to partake in tenacious battles of physical exertion and mental fortitude. Through high tides and low tides, all displayed a competitiveness indicative of the immense training that has propelled them to the solid teams they are today. With the large regattas of the postseason looming near, the warmer weather signals the heating up of this spring’s competition.
The Crimson dominated both the No. 12 Big Red as well as No. 15 George Washington, taking all four races, including a solid finish in the first varsity eight.
As the ice of the River Charles thaws and recedes, the Harvard crew programs look to rejuvenate the waters with intensive competition and spirited drive. On the heels of competitive seasons last year, each team looks to embark on an even more successful campaign this spring.
As midterm exams come to a close, Harvard crew underwent its first test of the year. Over the course of last weekend, the Crimson participated in numerous races at the Head of the Charles Regatta, including the men’s club eights and lightweight fours, which both managed to secure the best times in their respective races.
The plaques from past victories line the walls of the “Bat Cave,” serving as daily reminders of the Harvard rowing program’s long-time greatness. The coxswains for the Harvard-Radcliffe women’s lightweight crew appreciate the program's greatness, but remain unintimidated.
With autumn in full swing, the Head of the Charles Regatta is fast approaching. This weekend, all four Crimson crew teams will descend on the Charles River for two days of racing to kick off their 2018-2019 campaigns.
Ahead of the 54th rendition of the Head of the Charles Regatta, read up on everything from an Olympic hopeful to the voices guiding the boats to the finish line.