The annual conclusion to the Princeton fall rowing season will take place this Sunday when the Tigers host several of the top boats in the nation during the 2013 Princeton 3-Mile Chase.
The competition will begin at 10 am with the varsity heavyweight 8+, which is scheduled to include four Princeton boats. Thirty minutes later, the lightweight eight races will begin, and the Tigers will have four boats in the field one week after producing the championship winner at the 2013 Head of the Charles.
A full schedule of the racing is available here, and results will be available at the end of the weekend on regattacentral.com, as well as GoPrincetonTigers.com. As always, you can follow all four teams’ Twitter feeds for updates: @TigerHeavies (Heavyweight men), @TigerLights (Lightweight men), @Tigerwcrew (Open women), and @WTigerLights (Lightweight women).
The reigning Ivy League champion Princeton open women will have four boats in the field when the open 8+ competition begins at 11 am, and three women’s lightweight boats will hit Lake Carnegie for the 11:30 competition. Starting at 12 pm, there will be several smaller boat competitions, as well as novice/freshman events.
The Princeton rowing teams will set up parent/fan tents, likely in the large field across from the boathouse where the visiting colleges also set up. It is a great spot to gather with other Princeton parents and supporters and affords easy access to a view of the finish line just before the Washington Road Bridge. Another lively viewing spot is from the Harrison Street Bridge — you can bike or walk there along the tow path from the far side of the Washington Road bridge.
There is parking in lot 21, across Faculty Road next to Jadwin Gym, as well as along the West Windsor playing fields across the stone bridge. The Course Map above indicates all the parking and viewing areas near the boathouse.
Princeton will also compete this Saturday at the Head of the Schuylkill in Philadelphia.
Princeton will be looking to beat more than opposing boats during the upcoming Princeton Chase. The Tigers will also be taking on lymphoma as part of Team LRF and the Lymphoma Research Foundation.
All four Princeton programs are working to raise money in this noble battle, and they are asking for your help. Below is the text you will find on the Princeton Rowing Facebook page:
Once again this fall, the entire boathouse is taking part in a cancer awareness campaign. In year’s past, we have taken part in Pull for a Cure to raise money for breast cancer awareness. This fall, cancer struck close to home. Bob Garbutt ’90 was recently diagnosed with lymphoma and is currently undergoing treatment. While Bob and his family fight this battle, our Princeton boathouse goal is to raise money for the battle against lymphoma in the lead-up to the Head of the Charles and the Princeton Chase in late October. We will all race in lime green in recognition of Bob and this effort. As many of us at the boathouse have been effected by cancer in one way or
another, we decided that together we could make a difference in the effort to BEAT CANCER! Last year, the Princeton boathouse raised over $19,000 for the battle against cancer! This year, we hope to surpass this mark. If you are interested, I hope you will consider a small effort on our behalf. You can learn more about how to support our efforts on our team fundraising website here.