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Lightweight Rowing Hosts Georgetown and Delaware on Saturday

Navy's varsity eight will be looking for its first victory of the season on Saturday.

April 12, 2012

ANNAPOLIS, Md. - The Navy lightweight rowing team will take on Georgetown and Delaware this Saturday in its second of three home races this season. Saturday's races on the Severn River will be held in conjunction with the women's team's competition against the Hoyas.

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.

The Schedule
The first and second freshman eight race will be the first men's competition of the day on Saturday, beginning at 7:20 a.m. The Mids' first varsity eight will take on Georgetown and Delaware at 8 a.m. and the varsity four boats will follow at 8:40 a.m. The second and third varsity crews will race at 9 a.m.

The Last Time Out
Competing against Columbia on Overpeck Creek in Ridgefield Park, N.J., Navy won the second freshman four, freshman eight and the second varsity eight races, but fell to the Lions in the varsity eight race.

Up Next
Navy will host Harvard in its third and final home race of the season next Saturday. The varsity eight race between the two teams will be for the Haines Trophy.



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