Henley Royal Regatta, 1953

While we Yanks lit things on fire, a fire was lit under the bums of many a tall, muscley man (and lady) across the pond. Britain's most famous regatta finished on Sunday. Those poor rowers had to pull against wind and rain. The organizers even went wild and allowed Wellies for the onlookers. As simple as it may seem, I can't exactly tell who won. It looks like Eton lost the schoolboy eights in the first round, but they supposedly won the whole thing. Hum (this bracket seems a little unfair pitting those little high school boys against the university set).