A Thames River tradition will continue Sunday as the Yale University and Harvard University men’s crew teams face off for an annual race.
The 147th Harvard-Yale Regatta will see the teams race downstream from Bartlett’s Cove in Gale’s Ferry to a finish in New London. The freshmen race at 3 p.m., the junior varsity at 3:45 p.m., and the varsity at 4:45 p.m.
In the varsity race, Harvard has won the competition for four straight years. The Crimson , while Yale finished with a time of 19:19.1. Yale last won the race in 2007.
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The first competition was held in 1852 on Lake Winnipesaukee in New Hampshire, but later moved to the Thames River. In the competitions on the Thames, Harvard has won 92 races while Yale has won 54.
The Friends of New London Conservancy is hosting a at beginning at noon. The celebration will include food, games, and music from The Silver Hammer Band from 1 p.m. to 3 p.m.