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American crews open strong

Updated: June 29, 2011, 4:35 PM ET
Associated Press

HENLEY, England -- American crews won every race against English boats to open the five-day Henley Regatta on Wednesday.

There were five victories in the first round of the Temple Cup for student eights.

Yale beat St. Hild and St. Bede College from Durham University by 1¼ lengths, and the Florida Institute of Technology won by the same margin against Cambridge despite clipping the wooden booms that mark the perimeter of the course just after the start.

Harvard rallied to ...

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