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Henry Herbert "Bert" Haines Trophy (Haines Trophy)


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Named for legendary Harvard crew coach Henry Herbert "Bert" Haines, who coached Harvard lightweight crew from 1936 – 1952, the Haines Cup is competed for annually by the Navy and Harvard MVL8s. The original cup was lost in the 1990's and replaced with a trophy; hence, the award is now referred to as the Haines Trophy [NB: the Cup has since been found]. The inaugural Haines Cup race was won by Harvard on 26 April 1958 in Cambridge and has been competed for every year since with the exception of 1993, 1999, and 2000.

Prior to the Haines Cup match race series, Navy won the first meeting between the two crews on 7 May 1955 in Cambridge in a match race that also included MIT and Dartmouth. The finishing order was 1-Navy, 2-MIT, 3-Harvard, and 4-Dartmouth. Navy and Harvard did not meet in match races in 1956 and 1957.

Harvard leads the MVL8 match race series 48-10.

And, Harvard leads the Haines Trophy series 48 – 9.

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Match Race and Haines Trophy Winning Crews

Year Winner Series

N - H
Trophy

N - H
1955 Navy 1 - 0 No Trophy
1956 No Race 1 - 0 No Trophy
1957 No Race 1 - 0 No Trophy
1958 Harvard 1 - 1 0 - 1
1959 Harvard 1 - 2 0 - 2
1960 Harvard 1 - 3 0 - 3
1961 Navy 2 - 3 1 - 3
1962 Harvard 2 - 4 1 - 4
1963 Harvard 2 - 5 1 - 5
1964 Harvard 2 - 6 1 - 6
1965 Harvard 2 - 7 1 - 7
1966 Harvard 2 - 8 1 - 8
1967 Harvard 2 - 9 1 - 9
1968 Harvard 2 - 10 1 - 10
1969 Harvard 2 - 11 1 - 11
1970 Harvard 2 - 12 1 - 12
1971 Harvard 2 - 13 1 - 13
1972 Harvard 2 - 14 1 - 14
1973 Harvard 2 - 15 1 - 15
1974 Harvard 2 - 16 1 - 16
1975 Navy 3 - 16 2 - 16
1976 Harvard 3 - 17 2 - 17
1977 Harvard 3 - 18 2 - 18
1978 Harvard 3 - 19 2 - 19
1979 Harvard 3 - 20 2 - 20
1980 Harvard 3 - 21 2 - 21
1981 Navy 4 - 21 3 - 21
1982 Harvard 4 - 22 3 - 22
1983 Harvard 4 - 23 3 - 23
1984 Harvard 4 - 24 3 - 24
1985 Harvard 4 - 25 3 - 25
1986 Harvard 4 - 26 3 - 26
1987 Harvard 4 - 27 3 - 27
1988 Harvard 4 - 28 3 - 28
1989 Harvard 4 - 29 3 - 29
1990 Harvard 4 - 30 3 - 30
1991 Harvard 4 - 31 3 - 31
1992 Harvard 4 - 32 3 - 32
1993 No Race 4 - 32 3 - 32
1994 Harvard 4 - 33 3 - 33
1995 Harvard 4 - 34 3 - 34
1996 Harvard 4 - 35 3 - 35
1997 Harvard 4 - 36 3 - 36
1998 Harvard 4 - 37 3 - 37
1999 No Race 4 - 37 3 - 37
2000 No Race 4 - 37 3 - 37
2001 Harvard 4 - 38 3 - 38
2002 Navy 5 - 38 4 - 38
2003 Navy 6 - 38 5 - 38
2004 Navy 7 - 38 6 - 38
2005 Harvard 7 - 39 6 - 39
2006 Navy 8 - 39 7 - 39
2007 Harvard 8 - 40 7 - 40
2008 Navy 9 - 40 8 - 40
2009 Harvard 9 - 41 8 - 41
2010 Harvard 9 - 42 8 - 42
2011 Harvard 9 - 43 8 - 43
2012 Harvard 9 - 44 8 - 44
2013 Harvard 9 - 45 8 - 45
2014 Harvard 9 - 46 8 - 46
2015 Harvard 9 - 47 8 - 47
2016 Navy 10 - 47 9 - 47
2017 Harvard 10 - 48 9 - 48
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