2008 Blackwell Cup, April 19, 2008. Columbia Varsity Crew wins the Blackwell Cup for the first time in 67 years over Yale and Penn. This is the first V1 college crew race I ever saw. Pretty tough to beat this race for drama. We just came to check out what collegiate crew was all about and got to see this. Filmed from Yale's Gilder Boathouse in Derby, CT, on the Housatonic River.