harvard-Yale regatta weekend June 6-8

Pre-Race Luncheon Thursday June 6th

With all thanks to the staff of the U.S. Coast Guard Academy, program will begin at 12:00 p.m. Cost is $20, pay at door. 

The keynote speaker is Derek Johnson, Yale '11. Derek was Captain of the Yale men's heavyweight crew in '11 and 3x veteran of the 4-mile varsity race. He was on the USA under-23 National Team in 2010.

- Pan AM, Gold medalist, Men's 8, 2011

- Henley Royal Regatta, Grand Challenge Cup Winner (men's 8), 2012

- U.S. National Team (open), pair 2011, four 2013 and 2015.

The program will include the drawing of the race lanes for the Regatta Saturday, June 8, on the Thames River.

Red Top Cocktail Party Friday June 7th, 6pm

Free Cocktail party at Red Top (Harvard Boathouse) 80-R Military hwy, Gales Ferry, CT - all interested in the regatta are invited.

The 4v/combi race will run Friday, June 7th at 6:30pm, with a joint Harvard and Yale cocktail party underneath the tent at Red Top beginning at 6pm. This event is sponsored by the Harvard - Yale Regatta Committee and there is no charge to attend, but we would appreciate if you would please register here. 

The Race - HY Men's Rowing Saturday June 8th

The 157th running of the Harvard-Yale Regatta will take place on Saturday, June 8th.

Race times:


9:45am: 3rd Varsity

10:30am: 2nd Varsity

11:30am: Varsity


  • Saturday afternoon family BBQ at Red Top:

    There will be a family BBQ at Red Top, beginning at 11am on Saturday, June 8th. All are invited. This event is sponsored by the Friends of Harvard & Radcliffe Rowing and no payment is required. However we do ask that you register your plans here so that we can keep track of numbers.

  • Celebrate and watch the Races of the 157th Harvard Yale Regatta on the Thames River from the Regatta Festival grounds on Sweet Hill Farm. Visit Regatta Festival Website for info on food trucks, vendors, entertainment, best spots to watch the races, and more.
  • Free Parking & Shuttle from nearby Ledyard church/store lots: Parking on site at the Farm and Erickson Park is very limited, so please take the Free Shuttles from/to the Free parking in Ledyard - visit Festival Website for details
  • NO TICKETS ARE NEEDED for FREE ADMISSION to Regatta Festival and Race Watching in nearby Erickson Park