Men’s Crew USC Head of the Harbor 

The Men’s Crew rig their boat before the race.

Men’s Crew USC Head of the Harbor 

By Marissa Long

The Long Beach Men’s Crew competed at the University of Southern California’s Head of the Harbor located in the Port of Los Angeles. They raced against four other colleges in the men’s open eights head race. In a head race, boats start at different times one after the other, and chase each other down the course. The course is about four thousand kilometers in length.

During the race, our boat was seen passing Loyola Marymount University from the USC boathouse. We finished in third with a time of sixteen minutes and twenty-three point seven five three seconds. Our eight beat the USC B boat and LMU and we followed behind UCSB and USC. Overall, it was a great racing experience for the crew.

The Men’s Crew rig their boat before the race.

The Men’s Crew rig their boat before the race.

 

The Men’s Crew row out to the start line of the Head of the Harbor.

The Men’s Crew row out to the start line of the Head of the Harbor.

Photo Credit: Guillermo Boppell