Before leaving Syracuse Saturday night, two oar Craig Drake, another of Meislahn's freshmen four years ago, sat back and analyzed the Big Red's tactical approach to the race. "Findley's very easygoing, the way he coaches," Drake said. "Look at how we rowed today. After driving the oar, we're trained—unlike Penn—to relax, to get our energy back, so that on the next stroke we can compose ourselves. Penn wasn't as efficient that way in their middle thousand, so they were more fatigued toward the end, when we passed them."
Meislahn then raised the question of going to England's Henley Regatta at the end of this month. The funds would be available, he said, and Washington would be there, and probably Harvard. No objections were raised. Someone observed that Henley would be a more authentic U.S. national championship than the IRA. But is England ready for Clem Cakes?