Mystic River four squad “Henley Race”

Milton takes on Thayer, Mystic Valley, and Vermont Academy in the race with the longest name so far, on the historic Mystic River.

What’s a Henley race, you say? Glad you asked. Racing at Henley is usually like this:

Or like this:

 

But that’s not what we mean this time. We’re using the style of racing dictated by the peculiarities of the Henley course:

“Henley races are named after a style of racing conducted at the famous Henley Royal Regatta on the River Thames in England. The river is narrow at Henley so only two boats race at a time and the loser is eliminated and the winner goes on to the next round. This format is popular for narrow and/or short race courses in the U.S.” – RowingHistory.net

Details are TBD.