Previously for Wayback Wednesday, we looked at Pre-WWII Women’s Collegiate Rowing and the History of the IRA. Keeping the collegiate theme alive, this week's Wayback Wednesday we have a series of pre-WWII photos of Men’s Collegiate Rowing.
Included in this week's feature, Harvard raced Cambridge in the US and Oxford in the UK. What makes these races so interesting is the first transatlantic commercial flight did not take place until 1939. In order for UK rowers to race in the US or US rowers to race in the UK, they would have to get on a boat and travel for around 4.5 days first. For all us who have complained about those long bus and plane rides to regattas... it could be worse.
As always, if you have any old school rowing images we should check out and are allowed to share, please send them to us.