May 25. Canada's men's eight has just set a new world time for 2000 metres in qualifying directly into the final at Lucerne, Switzerland. The crew's time of 5:19.35 erased the previous record set by the US men's eight at the Athens Olympics . Congratulations to all the crew members from everyone at Hanlan Boat Club. Also advancing directly to finals today were Canada's women's eight who won their heat and the men's pair who finished second in their heat.