This year’s Reunion Row had a lot going for it: It was a beautiful day–blue skies and warm sun–and the rowers were in great spirits after a weekend of exploring, reconnecting, and celebrating the Institute’s 150th.
View footage of the race, which consisted of one final heat using eight-man shells and began at the near side of the Harvard Bridge, finished at the end of the boathouse pier.
First place went to the classes of ’91 and ’66! Ray Pfau ’66 and Tom Scott ’66 served as co-captains for ’66 and Chuck Sindelar was captain for ’91. And in case you’re assuming the event was as idyllic and wholesome as it sounds, scroll down to see what really happened after the class of ’91 competed.
And in the spirit of Reunion Row levity, a piece of humor from ’66 co-captain, Tom Scott:
Tom: Ray, the reunion row is tomorrow, do you think we are we ready?
Ray (Pfau): Well, as long as we have the paddles…
Tom: I know it’s been 45 years, but you should remember that they are called OARS, not paddles.
Ray: No, no. Not those long things, I meant the defibrillator paddles!
Learn more about the 2011 Reunion Row on the MIT Crew website.