Behind the Venue: Gales Ferry Boathouse and 143 years of intercollegiate rowing

Gales Ferry Boathouse has hosted the Yale heavyweight crew team for 143 years as members prepare for the Yale-Harvard Race, the nation’s oldest intercollegiate sporting event. Since The Race’s transition to the Thames River, Yale has defeated Harvard 54 times.

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WOMEN’S CREW: Kristina Wagner ’15 qualifies for Tokyo Olympics

On Thursday morning, former Yale women’s rower Kristina Wagner ’15 finished in first place at U.S. Olympic Trials II with doubles partner Genevra Stone. The […]

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Behind the Venue: A history of Gilder Boathouse and the protest behind its concept

“Behind the Venue” is a series of feature-form articles that dives into the history, character and most memorable moments of Yale’s various athletic forums — […]

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HEAVYWEIGHT CREW: Dan Williamson ’23 to race in Olympic Final Qualification Regatta

There is one last hurdle between Yale oarsman Dan Williamson ’23 and a spot on New Zealand’s 2020 Tokyo Olympic Team: the Olympic Final Qualification […]

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HEAVYWEIGHT CREW: Dan Williamson ’23 trains for New Zealand’s Elite Team, hoping for Olympic call

For most Yalies, the Olympics is a time to watch the world’s most talented athletes compete for their country. For some elite student-athletes, such as […]

WOMEN’S CREW: Kristina Wagner ’15 takes third at Olympic trials

Last Friday, Yale women’s crew alumnus Kristina Wagner ’15 established herself as the third fastest women’s single sculler in the United States. Racing in Nathan […]

WOMEN’S CREW: Ella von der Schulenburg ’20 to debut for Swiss senior team this weekend

The former Yale women’s crew captain is set to make her first appearance for Switzerland’s senior national team in Poznań, Poland this weekend.

CREW: Moving ergs outside, Yale rowers take Phase I in stride

As varsity athletic teams resume practices socially-distanced and masked, the coaches and rowers on Yale’s three crew teams have come up with an innovative way to condition together, moving their ergometers to the Payne Whitney Gymnasium grass.

ANALYSIS: A shifting demographic for storied Yale crew: International athletes elevate the Elis

On Cancellation: What We Get to Keep

A word I’ve heard a lot in the past few weeks is “unprecedented.” And it’s certainly justified. I never considered the possibility of my senior […]

MEN’S CREW: Princeton Chase finishes heavyweight season

Yale men’s heavyweight crew placed ninth and 18th in the first round of the Princeton 3-Mile Chase to close the fall leg of its season. […]

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