On the third day of Henley Royal Regatta, July 1, Oxford University made sure that the Grand Challenge Cup will stay in England for the first time in seven years.
GV. Henley and river.
SV. Yale crew going out.
LV. Oxford go out with boat.
GV. of course on the river.
LV. Oxford finish, beating Yale in Grand Challenge Cup semi-final.
SV. Elderly punter with dogs aboard,
LV. Mackenzie wins easily in Diamond Soulls heat.
SPORT: YACHT RACING
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Background: On the third day of Henley Royal Regatta, July 1, Oxford University made sure that the Grand Challenge Cup will stay in England for the first time in seven years. They beat Yale and will meet Molesey in the final. mackenzie of Australia was successful against Rand and will be pitted against Poland's Kocerka.
Yale started at 10-20-37, but Oxford fairly leapt away at 11-21-41, and were nearly clear at the end of the minute. Conditions were calm for this race, with practically no wind to help, as it had on the previous two days.
Oxford continued to gain, rating at 33 to Yale's 32, and reached the barrier in 1min 56secs, and Fawley in 3min 16secs. By them the rate had settled to 32, and Oxford made no further effort until the mile post, where they increased to 34, drawing away to win comfortably, by two lengths, in 6min 43secs.
Mackenzie had little difficulty in beating Rand of Leander Club in the first of the Diamond Sculls semi-finals. He made no attempt to go for the record as conditions were not favourable. His time was 8min 23secs. It remains to be seen if he can equal the Polish sculler in brute force when they meet in the final.