Yale Wins the 150th Annual Yale-Harvard Regatta


On Sunday, June 7, Yale’s heavyweight crew team defeated Harvard in their 150th regatta, the nation’s oldest collegiate sporting event.

Yale finished 17 seconds ahead Sunday in the annual four-mile race along Connecticut’s Thames River. The Bulldogs’ time was 18 minutes, 35.8 seconds. Harvard’s was 18 minutes, 52.6 seconds. Yale beat Harvard’s 1995 upstream course record of 18:41.event.

Yale last won in 2007. Harvard has dominated, winning 95 of the previous 149, including seven in a row and 14 of the last 15.

The first race was in 1852. It has been held regularly since 1878, interrupted during the Civil War, World War I and World War II.