After many long months of training in isolation and a precious few weeks back on the water, King’s Worcester Boat Club rowing squad were back racing in their first competitive events for more than a year at the National Schools’ Regatta at Dorney Lake.
The National Schools’ Regatta and Junior Sculling Regatta are the pinnacle of schools’ racing in Britain and the level of competition was in no way diminished by the recent lack of racing.
The ultimate 3-day regatta, held at the 2,000 meter, 2012 Olympic rowing venue in Buckinghamshire, attracts crews from over 350 schools and over 5,000 competitors. It is the mainstay of the junior rowing calendar and competition for the prestigious cups is fierce. However the event itself offers a range of age and ability racing for both the experienced and also those who are just starting their rowing journey.
Nine crews, Junior and Senior from King’s Boat Club competed under the limited entries permitted, racing for 10 hours per day in exciting, exhilarating and closely matched rounds and finals. This is the regatta where you may see future Olympic Champions start out.
Jim Chalmers, Head of Rowing added “We are incredibly proud of the magnificent performances from all our rowers. Our Sixth Form athletes led the charge with outstanding performances by those reaching A and B finals. Our younger athletes, some of whom had never raced before, were brilliant in demonstrating their competitiveness amongst the strong fields.”
Results from the National Schools’ Regatta:
Girls Championship Pair 4th
Girls Championship Eight 6th
Girls Championship Quad Scull 33rd
Boys Championship Quad Scull 10th
Senior Boys 2nd Quad Scull 9th
Year 11 Boys Quad Scull 20th
Results from Junior Sculling Regatta:
Year 11 Girls Double Scull 25th
Year 10 Girls Octuple Scull 11th
Year 10 Boys Quad Scull 29th