Mercyhurst men's crew team to compete in Royal Henley Regatta

The Mercyhurst College men’s crew team will travel across the pond for the 2009 Royal Henley Regatta, July 1-5. The Lakers will compete against teams from all over the world in the Visitors’ Challenge Cup, including crews from Ireland, Czech Republic, Germany and Australia.

One of the most prestigious rowing events in the world, the Henley was first held in 1839 and has been held annually ever since, except during the two World Wars. The Regatta holds a unique place in the rowing community, as it subscribes to its own set of rules since it was formed long before national and international rowing federations were developed.

Another unique distinction to the Henley is its use of knock-out draw, with just two boats racing in each heat, in comparison to traditional multi-lane regattas.

The Lakers begin their quest for the Visitors’ Challenge Cup on Thursday, July 2, in the first round of competition, followed by the quarterfinals, semifinals and finals on Friday, Saturday and Sunday, respectively.
Fans can follow all the action on the official Regatta site and learn more about the history and tradition of Henley at: http://www.hrr.co.uk/pdisp.php?pid=1
Bookmark and Share

News Releases

Old Main
Two Mercyhurst students to show projects at Erie Collegiate Innovation Showcase
Matthew Vandeville and Rebecca Cratty to represent Mercyhurst.
wind
Mercyhurst recognized by EPA as leading Green Power User in PSAC
Mercyhurst beat conference rivals by using more than 14 million kilowatt-hours of green power.
DKemp
MNE dean’s podcast offers advice for student affairs professionals
Darcey Kemp featured on The Student Affairs Spectacular Podcast.

National News

Lough
Comcast Sportsnet- David Lough
Comcast Sportsnet profiles Mercyhurst alumnus and baseball standout David Lough.
MCAP
Philadelphia Inquirer-MCAP
Mercyhurst poll on legalization of marijuana is featured in this Philadelphia Inquirer report.
Richey
Tribune Review-Intelligence Studies
Intelligence studies featured in Pittsburgh Tribune-Review story on open-source intelligence.

Twitter