CAMBRIDGE, Mass. – Harvard men's heavyweight crew announced today its schedule for the 2019-20 campaign. The Crimson will compete six times this season on the Charles River and will end the year with the annual Harvard-Yale Regatta in Connecticut.
The fall season features three races in Cambridge, starting with the Head of the Charles on Oct. 19 and 20, and followed by a Pairs Race on Nov. 9 between Boston University, Northeastern and MIT. The Foot of the Charles Regatta wraps up the fall for the Crimson on Nov. 16.
The spring campaign commences in April with three consecutive head-to-head races against Ivy League competition. Cornell visits Cambridge on April 4, before Harvard heads south to face Brown on April 11 with the Stein Cup on the line. The Crimson returns to the Charles River on April 18 when it plays host to Princeton as both sides vie for the Compton Cup.
A double dual awaits Harvard on April 25, when it travels to Philadelphia, Pennsylvania to face Ivy foe Penn and Navy in the Adams Cup. After its trip to the City of Brotherly Love, the Crimson returns to the Charles to race against Northeastern in the Smith Cup on May 2, its final tune-up before the Eastern Sprints on May 17 in Worcester.
Following a 12-day break, Harvard will head to the IRA National Championships in Princeton, New Jersey to race on Mercer Lake. The three-day event is slated for May 29-31.
The Crimson will end the year with the 155th Harvard-Yale Regatta in New London, Connecticut on June 6.
Harvard is coming off a 2018-19 season in which it went 7-1 in head-to-head regattas and finished in third place at the IRA National Championships in Folsom, California.