VOTW: Men's Lightweight Eight Grand Final at the 2011 IRA Regatta



This week's video comes to us from Camden, New Jersey, and features one of the closest races in the history of the IRA Regatta. Harvard entered the race ranked No. 1 overall, and had just capped off an undefeated regular season with wins at the Harvard-Yale-Princeton regatta (HYPs) and Eastern Sprints. Yale was clearly increasing its speed as the season progressed, though perhaps no one but Andy Card could have seen this result coming. The Bulldogs made the most of their gains in the IRA grand final, edging the Crimson into second place by roughly one foot (0.02 seconds). Thanks again to Princeton for their excellent coverage of the championship circuit this Spring, picking up where Captured Speed left off in years past.

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