NEW HAVEN, Conn. – Following last week's win against the US Naval Academy, the Yale lightweight rowing team will face crews from Georgetown and M.I.T. on their home course to contest the James C. Joy Cup. Yale has been the victor in this event for 37 consecutive seasons, although M.I.T. came close to breaking that streak in 2015, in a close race decided by only half a second on Yale's home course in Derby.
M.I.T.'s varsity is coming off a strong performance at the San Diego Crew Classic, winning the Secretary of the Navy Trophy for lightweight eights, and also winning silver in the Ash Cal Cup.
This weekend, all three Yale rowing teams will be competing at home; the heavyweights will face Dartmouth and the women's crew will face Dartmouth and Pennsylvania. The lightweight varsity will be the first to represent the Y150, racing at 8:30 a.m. The JV and 3V will follow them at 9:00 a.m. and 9:30 a.m. respectively.
Georgetown opened its season a fortnight ago with scrimmages against Delaware and Princeton. The Hoyas fell by narrow margins to both crews. The Engineers raced at the San Diego Crew Classic, winning the collegiate lightweight eight event. The Joy Cup, however, will be their first league contest of the season.
8:30 a.m. – First Varsity
9:00 a.m. – Second Varsity
9:30 a.m. – Third Varsity
This race will be streamed live on the Ivy League Digital Network
Report filed by Yale Sports Publicity