King’s Rowers Compete in Their First Major Regattas of 2018

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King’s Rowers Compete in Their First Major Regattas of 2018

The long weekend was a busy one for the Boat Club competing at Dorney Lake in the Junior Sculling Regatta on Saturday and Wallingford Regatta on Sunday.

Saturday was the first major event for the 2018 regatta season and our crews performed well in the blistering conditions. Once again our Fifth Form (Year 11) Double Scull of Emily Havercroft and Libby Colebourne excelled, cruising into the A final from a tough time trial. They fought all the way through the very close final, to gain fifth place. The Senior Boys and the Senior Girls narrowly missed out on the A final, with fine performances in the B final they secured overall places of tenth and seventh respectively. The Fifth Form boys were in a very competitive field; despite rowing well in the time trial, they were sadly eliminated and did not progress to the finals. The Fifth Form girls in their coxless quad also made it to the B final, where they raced well and placed tenth overall. Representatives of our Upper Remove (Year 10) squads also attended the event and gained valuable experience for the upcoming National Schools’ Regatta.  The Upper Remove boys raced hard in the time trial, but fell just short of the finals. The Upper Remove girls had their best national result to date, finishing tenth overall, and a result that bodes well for the upcoming events.

On Sunday our Senior Girls Eight and the Senior Boys Coxed Four took to the water, despite both boats rowing well they did not progress out of the heat stages. Both crews were upbeat and happy with how they rowed and are looking forward to building upon this experience in time for the National Schools’ Regatta at the end of May.