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Orange Coast crew takes on sport's royalty at Henley regatta in England

Orange Coast crew takes on sport's royalty at Henley regatta in England

The last few minutes were tough, the rowers going hard, finishing their early workout with a sprint.

Backs straight. Arms outstretched. Legs pumping with each clockwork stroke of the oars.

Their long, low boat cut through Newport Harbor on a morning that would be perfectly calm if not for their coach hovering alongside in a motorized launch, yelling at them through a megaphone.

“Finish,” he hollers. “Finish.”

The eight-man crew from Orange Coast College has been preparing all month for the race of their lives, a trip across the Atlantic to compete in the storied Henley Royal Regatta.

It will be a David-and-Goliath proposition.

Orange Coast is the only...

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