Harvard Alumni Travels to Spain for International Regatta

Photo from Harvard's 2007 win in the Ladies Challenge Plate at the Henley Royal Regatta courtesy of Harvard Athletic Communications.

Eleven former Harvard rowers will travel to Spain to represent the university at the Real Circulo de Labradores de Sevilla (Royal Circus of Seville Labradors) International Regatta Sept. 26. Oxford, Cambridge, Harvard and Yale were invited to compete against the team of Royal Circle Farmers and another selection from Andalusia to celebrate the 150th anniversary of the Seville rowing club.

The Crimson entry will consist of rowers who graduated in the last three years. Harry Parker, the Stone Family Head Coach for Men’s Crew, had not set the line up before departing for Spain, but will have the following oarsmen to choose from: James Bayley ’09, Hugo Beekman ’09, Andrew Boston ’07, James Canning ’09, Phil Kaiser ’07, William Rueter ’09, Henrik Rummel ’09, John Stroh ’09 and Matt Webb ’09. Jessica Hoy ’07 will serve as coxswain.

The competition is a round robin event that will consist of a 1,000 meter race on the Guadalquivir River.