NEW HAVEN, Conn. – The Yale men’s lightweight crew team will take part in the Head of the Charles regatta in Cambridge, Mass., this Sunday, Oct. 18. The Head of the Charles is a very competitive regatta given that every EARC crew is given entry into the event. Thus, the Elis will be facing familiar foes in Cornell, Harvard, Navy and Princeton as well New York Athletic Club and Riverside Boat Club, both nationally competitive rowing clubs. The Bulldogs will have two lightweight eights and two lightweight fours racing in the regatta.
At last year’s regatta, the lightweights won the gold in the lightweight four with coxswain by over thirty seconds. Aside from last year’s captain Daniel Ensslen, that boat included current captain Brendan McCook and current seniors Adam Lukasiewicz, Noah McColl, and coxswain Stephen Dobeck. The Bulldogs also took eighth place in the lightweight eights event, and will look to improve on that result this year.
Last week, the lightweights took first place in the open pairs, third place in the fours and fourth place in the eights at the Head of the Housatonic regatta. The Elis encountered mixed results in the early season tune-up where nearly the entire team got a chance participate. Head coach Andrew Card will look to make use of what he learned last week to improve the Bulldogs’ performance on the water this weekend.
The full race schedule can be found here.
Report By Arsi Sefaj ’11, Yale Sports Publicity