The Drexel University men’s rowing squad, above, gets ready to take to the Navesink River for the third annual Rumson Boat Race Saturday morning, where the school’s men’s and women’s teams took the Governor’s Cup against Army, Rutgers and Villanova.
Spectators on the Oceanic Bridge, above left, had the best vantage point on the racing, which featured one-mile sprints along the river’s Middletown side.
Then, a scaled-down collegiate regatta a year ago was scrapped during the second race, when wind-driven waves swamped several boats in the Navesink River, just off Victory Park.
But they’re back.
On Saturday, the 2011 Rumson Boat Race will take to the Navesink for four races on the Middletown side of the river, from the vicinity of a buoy opposite Bon Jovi’s mansion east toward the Oceanic Bridge.