NEW HAVEN, Conn. – The Yale lightweight crew team is off to a quick start to its fall season after Saturday's results. Racing in its first race of the year at the Head of the Housatonic, held on Yale's home river, the varsity boat took first place in two races. The regatta was an opportunity for every member of the crew to gain valuable experience going forward, as almost everyone raced twice.
Yale's top boat posted the fastest times in both the Men's Collegiate 8+ as well as the Men's Masters/Open 8+, with times of 14:34 and 14:22 respectively. In addition, Yale raced two other eights in the Men's Collegiate 8+ event, finishing fifth and seventh in 15:06 and 15:10 respectively, one other eight in the Men's Masters/Open 8+, finishing third in 14:44, as well as three fours in the Men's Collegiate 4+, finishing fourth, fifth and seventh in 17:00, 17:12 and 17:47 respectively.