Despite the current situation, ‘rowing’ has been extremely active, with regular sessions delivered online and plenty of Boat Club at Home training.
Two new British records:
Alice B (FF) has been busy on her rowing machine, smashing two British records for her age group. Alice now holds the British Record for two distance events: the 6000-metre and one-hour challenges. Congratulations, Alice, on these fantastic performances!
A Regatta without water!
The May long weekend would normally see us competing in the National Schools’ Regatta at Dorney Lake; this was not to be this year, but many members of the Boat Club competed in the Lockdown Regatta. This comprised of a 2000-metre foot race, recorded electronically. Competitors formed crews and raced in time trials and then finals on subsequent days. Our rowers showed they are equally adept at running as they are rowing, with thirteen of our sixteen crews making A-Finals; they also won the Victor Ludorum for the overall winners of the regatta. The team claimed several wins and fastest times for their age groups.
Medal Winning Crews;
Senior Men’s Four – Leo R-B, Luke B, Jack B and Ned M (FF) GOLD
J16 Girls’ Double – Izzy T and Alex B (FF) GOLD
J16 Boys’ Double – Alex D and Henry H (FF) GOLD
J16 Boys’ Single – Leo R-B (FF) GOLD
J18 Girls’ Four – Felicity Q, Alice C, Catrin L and Eleanor H (FF) SILVER – Fastest in Age Category
Mixed Senior Four – Maple U, Rosie S, Henry H and Shri R (UR) BRONZE
Special Mention to our LRs of Lara M and Ellie N who gained the fastest time for their age in their event!
Finn W (FF) 4th J16 single
Nemi E, Faith M, David W and Henry E (U6) 4th in Mixed Four
David W (U6) 4th in J18 Single
Anna F and Louisa K (L6) 5th in Women’s Intermediate Double
Alice B, Georgia DP, Florence E and Harriet S (FF) 5th in J18 Girls’ Four
James S and Charlie W (UR) 5th in J16 Double
Olivia H, Georgie T, Bea B and Amy Y-B (L6) 6th in Girls’ J18 Four
Matthew D and Andrew S (FF) 10th in J16 Boys’ Double
OV Michael Watson also joined in the fun and placed 9th in the Senior Men’s Single