U.S. boats end strong on River Thames

HENLEY, England -- American boats won four titles on the final day of the Henley Royal Regatta on the River Thames.

Harvard won the Prince Albert Cup by defeating Oxford Brookes University by 1 3/4 lengths Sunday in the final of the race for student coxed fours. The University of California led from the first stroke in the Temple Cup for student eights to down Dutch students by 4½ lengths.

In the Remenham Cup for female international eights, the reigning world champion United States team -- racing as Princeton Training Center -- equaled the record time of 6 minutes, 38 seconds by beating the British national crew of Leander and Gloucester.

Princeton Training Center also won the Princess Grace Cup for female international quadruple scullers, powering to a 1 1/4-length victory over the Australian Institute of Sport.

In the Stewards' Cup for international coxless fours, Leander and Molesey's British national squad set a record of 6:19 to beat the U.S. crew racing as Chula Vista Training Center, which lost by 1½ lengths.

Maria Knapkova of the Czech Republic beat Genevra Stone from Cambridge Boat Club by 2½ lengths to win the final of the Princess Royal Cup for female international single scullers.

In the final of the Princess Elizabeth Cup for schoolboy eights, Abingdon School beat St. Andrew's School by 1 3/4 lengths.