On Saturday, June 9, the classes of 1992, 1977, 1962 and 1957 showed up at the boat house and got a chance to practice
on the Charles, in 7 AM and 8:15 AM time slots, in cool, cloudy, conditions. We had to share the dock with Dragon Boats running time trials for their competition Sunday afternoon.
During the Reunion, June 10, 2007 alumni competed by reunion class to claim first, second, and third place medals. In the previous Reunion Row in 2002, the Class of '92 proved its dominance, winning in one minute, 12.5 seconds. The Class of 1997 finished second in 1:16.. For details see elsewhere on this site. The competition began at 7:30 a.m.
The Row consisted of two heats, a qualifying heat and a final heat, using eight-man shells. Both heats begin at the near side of the Harvard Bridge and end at the far side of the boathouse pier. All boats compete with a handicap of 1.5 seconds for every five years out.
Reunion Row Captains
Richard N. Sutton
Roger S. Waldon
Eve Ahlers and Bill Nunan
Sunny day; moderate tail wind firming throughout the morning (all times are adjusted times)
Stu Schmill '86 introduces terms of the 2007 MIT Reunion Row
Stu Schmill '86 assigns crew members to complete boats for the 2007 MIT Reunion Row
The First Heat
Stu Schmill '86 announces boat assignments for classes participating in Heat 1 of the 2007 MIT Reunion Row
The first heat featured the classes of 1957, 1967, 1972, and a mixed boat led by the class of 1947.
Class of 1967 0:59.5
Class of 1957 1:09.5
Class of 1972 1:16.0
Class of 1947 1:16.5 (mixed boat with other classes)
The 1957 and 1967 shells qualified for the final.
The Second Heat
The second heat featured the classes of 1977, 1982, 1992, 2002, and a mixed boat including the classes of 1987 and 1997.
Class of 1992 0:55.0
Class of 2002 0:59.0
Class of 1982 1:01.0
Class of 1977 1:02.5
Mixed classes 1:04.0
The 1992 and 2002 shells qualified for the final.
The Final results announced by Stu Schmill '86
Class of 1967 0:49.5
Class of 1992 0:51.0
Class of 2002 0:55.0
Class of 1957 1:01.5
Jack Frailey '44 President of MIT Crew Athletic Association holds open forum on issues facing MIT Crew