Lightweight Rowers Host Harvard on Saturday
April 20, 2012
ANNAPOLIS, Md. - The Navy lightweight rowing team will host Harvard on Saturday in its final home race of the spring. Action on the Severn River will begin at 7 a.m. with the first varsity race for the Haines Trophy.
The teams will be competing on Navy's upper course and directions to the viewing area can be found below.
This weekend's races will be combined with the Navy heavyweight team's races against Harvard and Penn.
A live broadcast of the races is available online here .
6:45 a.m. Heavyweight first varsity eight (Adams Cup)
7:00 a.m. Lightweight first varsity eight (Haines Trophy)
7:15 a.m. Heavyweight second varsity eight
7:30 a.m. Lightweight second varsity eight
7:45 a.m. Heavyweight first freshman eight
8:00 a.m. Lightweight first freshman eight
8:15 a.m. Heavyweight second freshman eight (with Navy fifth varsity and third freshman)
8:30 a.m. Lightweight third varsity eight (with Navy fourth varsity)
8:45 a.m. Heavyweight third varsity eight (with Navy fourth varsity)
9:00 a.m. Lightweight second freshman eight
About the Haines Trophy
The Haines Trophy is presented annually to the winner of the varsity race between Navy and Harvard. The trophy is named after Bert Haines, Harvard lightweight head coach from 1936-52.
Harvard has defeated Navy in each of the last three seasons and has won 44 of the 52 trophy races. Navy most recently won the Haines Trophy in 2008, as well as in 2006 and from 2002-04.
The Last Time Out
For the second consecutive weekend, Navy won three of four races, but did not take the top spot in the varsity eight race. The varsity eight defeated Delaware, 6:20-6:29, but Georgetown took the top spot with a time of 6:15.
The Mids won the second varsity, first freshman and four races.
Quoting the Coach
Head coach Steve Perry on this weekend's races...
"We're racing against the No. 1 team and it will be good to see how we'll fare against a crew that has won 24-consecutive races in the varsity eight. I'm really excited about all of our boats, however in rowing we tend to measure our speed by the performance of the varsity boat. I hoping we're ready for the opportunity this weekend."
Navy will take on Penn next Saturday in its final race before the Eastern Sprints on May 13.
Directions to Navy's Upper Course
These driving directions will take you across our river to a private estate where we have been allowed access to watch the races. Please be very careful in parking your car, quiet on the grounds, and pick-up all trash when leaving. You may watch from the shoreline or dock, which is positioned very close to the finish line of our upper racecourse. If plugging and address into a GPS device use: Crouches Lane, Annapolis, MD.
From Naval Academy: Turn right out of Gate 8 onto Route 450 and go over the Severn River on the Naval Academy Bridge. Proceed up the hill, turning left onto Boulters Way just before the entrance ramp for Route 50.
From Route 50: Take Exit 27 for Route 450 towards Naval Academy. After you exit, turn right on Boulters Way.
Once on Boulters Way, the road will bend to the right. Take a left onto S. Winchester Rd. and then another immediate left onto a private drive.
Follow the private drive straight. When the road bends sharply to the right, you will be passing a large house on the left. Just past this house is a grass field on the left where you can park your car. There might be cones marking the entrance to the field.
After you park your car, walk over the hill and down towards the water. If you walk towards the view of the Navy Chapel then bear to the right, you will head towards the private dock which is near the finish line of our upper race course.