HENLEY, England (AP) — Bates College from Maine crushed Trinity College of Dublin by three lengths in the Temple Cup for student eights at the Henley Royal Regatta on Wednesday.

Bates led from the start, and sat on a two-lengths lead until Trinity faltered at the end. The victory moved Bates into a match against Amsterdamsche Studenten Roeivereeniging Nereus of the Netherlands, which beat Cardiff University of Wales.

Brown University beat Worcester Polytechnic Institute by a length and a half in an all-American race to face Queen’s University of Northern Ireland. Princeton University went through to meet Newcastle University after controlling its race against another English crew from the University of Bristol, while Kent School came from behind to beat Edinburgh University.

Four Score and Four from Trinity College gave the United States a winning start to the day by defeating Twickenham by a length in the Thames Cup for club eights. Trinity set up a race against another Thames club, from Marlow, in the round of 16 on Thursday.

Green Lake Crew from the U.S. joined Four Score and Four after defeating English club Agecroft to line up a race with England’s Maidstone Invicta Club.

Worcester Polytechnic lost by 1½ lengths to Reading University of England in the opening round of the Prince Albert Cup for student coxed fours. The American crew gave up a length in the first 20 strokes and never recovered.

Yale University overcame a challenge from England’s Durham University in the same event. Next up for the American crew is London’s Imperial College.

In the Wyfold Cup for club coxless fours, Henley Rowing Club defeated New York Athletic Club by three-quarters of a length.

Because of warm weather, the stewards of the regatta gave permission for male spectators within the Stewards’ Enclosure to remove their jackets. The last time that happened was in 1976.

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