United States crews excelled at the Henley Royal Regatta on Friday.
Augusta Sculling Center became the favorite to win the Queen Mother Cup for quadruple sculls by beating Melbourne University of Australia. Augusta took the lead in the first few strokes and held it all the way over the 1-mile, 550-yard course. The University of Washington varsity eight began competition in the Ladies’ Plate with a display of power in beating Melbourne.
Three American university crews won in the Temple Challenge Cup. Harvard’s lightweights beat University College of Dublin, Washington’s junior varsity defeated Cambridge’s lightweights, and Penn’s freshmen beat Durham’s second crew.
Barry Klein and Ransom Weaver, the lightweights from Undine Barge Club in Philadelphia, beat Nottingham and Union RC’s Derek Atkin and Philip Noble by 4-1/4 lengths in the Double Sculls Cup.
Other U.S. winners were the Haverford School crew in the Fawley Cup for quadruple sculls and heavyweight sculler Jamie Koven.
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