Yale wins second straight regatta as Harvard boat sinks

BY foxsports • June 12, 2016

NEW LONDON, Conn. (AP) For the second straight year, Yale's crew team has defeated rival Harvard in the 151st regatta, but this time with a footnote.

Rough conditions on Connecticut's Thames River on Sunday wreaked havoc on the nation's oldest collegiate sporting event.

For the first time a boat was unable to finish because it had sunk.

Yale jumped out to an early lead before the Harvard crew's boat took on water and had to stop racing about 3 minutes into the four-mile race. Harvard rowers had to be rescued. No one was injured.

Last year, Yale finished almost 17 seconds ahead of Harvard.

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

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