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Lightweight Rowers Host Columbia on Saturday Morning

The first varsity race will take place at 7:20 a.m.

April 5, 2013

ANNAPOLIS, Md. - The Navy rowing team will host Columbia on Saturday morning in its first of two home races this spring. Racing on the Severn River will begin with the second varsity race at 7 a.m., followed by the first varsity at 7:20 a.m. The third varsity race will take place at 7:40 a.m. and the fourth varsity will go at 8 a.m.

"We were pretty close with Columbia in the fall, splitting a pair of races," said Navy head coach Steve Perry. "This weekend we're looking to be better than we have the past two races."

At 0-2, the varsity eight is looking to pick up its first win of the season. The varsity eight is 1-1 against Columbia over the last two springs, having last defeated the Lions in 2011 on the Severn River.

Racing will take place on Navy's southern 2,000m course, starting at the Manresa Cross (on northeast shore of the Severn River), crossing under the Naval Academy Bridge and finishing along the Hospital Point seawall at College Creek.

Spectators without DOD stickers may park in front of Halligan Hall and walk onto the Yard with a government issued ID. Those with vehicle access should park between the cemetery and Dewey Field for easiest access to the spectator area.

Fans can listen to Saturday's races one of two ways:

1) By accessing the portal over any computer or iOS/Android device at:

2) By dialing into the AudioNow service at 213.493.0221 from any phone. Keep in mind that users will get a message that says, "This broadcaster is currently experiencing technical difficulties" if they dial in when your broadcasters are not connected.



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