Monday, 18 December 2017

Henley pipped in final

NINETEEN crews arrived in Worcester on Sunday for the latest round of the National League.

NINETEEN crews arrived in Worcester on Sunday for the latest round of the National League.

The day started with Henley performing well enough to proceed to the top half of the draw.

The subsequent heats featured two boats racing side-by-side on a 350m course on the River Severn from Worcester Race Course downstream towards the city centre.

Henley won all of their races on their way to a semi-final against Typhoon.

Henley consider their start procedure to be one of their strong points, but on this occasion they were outgunned off the starting line by the Typhoon.



However once the boat was up and running at full race speed the opposition were hauled in and Henley inched ahead. A fantastic duel continued down the course with Henley narrowly taking the honours and setting up a final with Amathus.

Once again Henley were beaten off the start line but clawed their way back and with just a few metres remaining they held the advantage.

A strong final three strokes saw Amathus squeeze ahead and Henley only just lost out.

Second place is the best result Henley have achieved this season and the crew were delighted with the result.

The second part of the day started with another time trial over 1,350m with Henley finishing fifth.

The final race was the City Loop Pursuit in which Henley managed to both start and finish in fifth.



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