Racing started at 11:00. Video here. Division I seems to be racing now. Background article here.

The Ephs arrived in Sacramento Tuesday one day after some members of the program finished up final exams on campus. They spent some time on the water yesterday, as did nearly all the boats from all the teams in the compeition, and will be back out today. In addition to Williams, boats from Ithaca, St. Lawrence, Trinity, Bates, Puget Sound, Wellesley, Mary Washington and William Smith will compete in the national championship races.

“For us, given the fact we’re just coming off our exam period, we’re trying to not overwork the group,” Moore said. “We’re focusing on recharging their batteries, if you will. We’ve have to adjust to the time change (three-hour difference) and as coaches we’re just trying to talk to the group about giving each other a lot of space and forgiveness, which is what you need any time a large group travels together.

“The course looks great and it looks like we’re going to have pretty good race weather through Saturday. I’m very excited to have our first and second varsity boats pulling together in the same event. Both boats have had exceptional years, but our second boat has not been involved in a lot of close races and this will be a great opportunity to challenge themselves.”

Has Williams already raced?

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