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Yale in Gales Ferry

Members of the Yale crew team take up residence and practice in Gales Ferry for the annual Yale-Harvard Regatta.

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Members of the Yale crew team take to the water for a light practice row Wednesday, May 26, 2010. Yale and Harvard meet on the Thames Saturday morning in the 145th Harvard/Yale Regatta, rowing an upstream course ending in Bartlett Cove.

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Members of the Yale crew team warm-up with a game they call "taps" prior to a practice row on the Thames.

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Members of the Yale crew, from left, Grant Stegelmann, Phillippe Mastroyannis, Ian Forsyth and Jon Morgan team relax with a game of Connect Four in their Gales Ferry residence.

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Yale rower Patrick Vergara, center with yellow bandana, reacts as members of his team play a game of "Kan Jam", a flying disc toss game, Wednesday, May 26, 2010 before a training row on the Thames.

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Rowers head down the the water for a sunset row.

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The rowers play a game of "taps" to warm-up before a row.

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Yale coach John Pescatore meets with his team before a practice row.

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Rowers gather their oars to start the row.

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All four Yale boats row north on the Thames.

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All four Yale boats, from left, varsity, junior varsity, combi and freshman, row south on the Thames past Dow Chemical.

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The Yale crews row past a towering thunderhead on the eastern horizon.

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The Yale crews hose-down their boats after an evening row.

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Morgan Welch, coxswain for the third varsity boat of the Yale crew team watches her crew clean their boat following a light practice row.

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Yale varsity crew coxwain Rebecca Burgoyne-Allen, left, watches as her crew take a plunge into the Thames following a practice row.

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Yale varsity crew coxwain Rebecca Burgoyne-Allen, left, watches as her crew take a plunge into the Thames following a practice row.

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Member of the third varsity stretch before a morning work-out.

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