Monday, 23 October 2017

Double delight for Upper Thames

UPPER THAMES ended their Henley Royal Regatta drought as they claimed two titles during Sunday’s finals.

Elsewhere Leander Club came away with six wins at the 175th regatta, one of which saw them retain the Prince of Wales Cup for the fifth successive year.

In the first race of the day, the Upper Thames men’s coxed four beat RTHC Bayer Leverkusen of Germany in the Britannia Cup, before the club’s coxless four made it two from two in the Wyfold Cup.

The victories were the first time Upper Thames has won at the regatta since the club was founded more than 50 years ago. Last year they lost by one-length to Griffen Boat Club in the Thames Cup.

The Britannia Cup crew of Josh Davidson, Sam Barnes, Graham Hall and Luke Wootton, coxed by Scott Smith, won by two lengths in a time of seven minutes and 17 seconds.

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