Stanford’s women’s rowing picked up where they left off last season at this weekend’s Head of the Charles Regatta on the Charles River in Cambridge, Massachusetts. The Varsity Eight finished first out of the collegiate teams in the championship and third overall, while the Varsity Four crew finished third.
For the third straight year, neither the Cardinal men nor women could surpass Washington rowing at the Pac-12 championships. Both Stanford teams left with top-three finishes, though, after a rainy day of racing at California’s Lake Natoma.
This Sunday, Stanford’s No. 3 women’s crew and men’s crew teams will converge at Lake Natoma in Gold River, California for a fighting chance at the PAC-12 Championship title.
No. 2 Stanford women’s defeated No. 3 California this weekend in the annual Big Row. The Cardinal won four of six races; the Third Varsity Eight team won with a time of 6:42.70, the Second Varsity Eight team with a time of 6:30.90, the Second Varsity Four team won with a time of 7:32.50 and the First Varsity Four team won with a time of 7:06.60.
After a two-week respite, No. 3 Stanford’s Women’s rowing team will return to action against rival No. 2 California on Saturday as the Cardinal host the Golden Bears for the annual Big Row at Redwood Shores.
Over this weekend, the Stanford sailing team will tack against the wind at the PCCSC Coed Conference Championship. Meanwhile, the Stanford men’s rowing team will find itself at Redwood Shores on Saturday to compete against arch-nemesis Berkeley.
Cardinal boats ranged from ocean to ocean over the weekend, as sailing and rowing won a combined three of four competitions.
In their first competition since sweeping the Pac-12 Invitational, Stanford women’s rowing traveled to San Diego to compete in the San Diego Classic Regatta on Saturday and Sunday.