Sunday, 17 December 2017

Dragons top division table following Wraysbury win

HENLEY DRAGONS secured maximum points in the standard division in the fourth round of the BDA

HENLEY DRAGONS secured maximum points in the standard division in the fourth round of the BDA National League held at Wraysbury.

Twenty-four crews contested the open and mixed class in the 200m race distance, each crew taking part in two heats in order to be seeded for the final.

Although Henley Dragons are a Standard Division team, for the final they found themselves sitting on the start line beside Premier Division team Wraysbury in a race to decide third and fourth place which the hosts won, having led from the start. Typhoon won the race with Amathus runners-up.

The second part of the regatta was a 5,000m race on a course which heads upstream to turn around a marker buoy before returning to the finish line. The crews set off at 30 second intervals with the slowest crew in the 200m race starting first and the fastest crew, Typhoon starting last.

Henley closed down and caught the crew ahead of them on the way to the marker buoy but at the turn were overtaken by Wraysbury. On the downstream leg Henley were passed by Amathus but managed to catch another crew on the finish line, meaning that Henley were the first standard division club, behind the premier division clubs Wraysbury, Amathus and Typhoon. The result meant that Henley Dragons took maximum points in the Standard Division and now tops the table ahead of St Neots and Bristol Empire Dragons.



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