Friday, 15 December 2017

Henley RC juniors take honours

ALL three Henley Rowing Club crews triumphed in the 1,000 metre Thames Ditton regatta last Saturday.

ALL three Henley Rowing Club crews triumphed in the 1,000 metre Thames Ditton regatta last Saturday.

In the coxed quads the J15 boys of Ricky Hart, Harry Farley, Alasdair Roy, Alex Meyer-Kane and Christy Stephens as cox overcame opposition from Kingston, Magdalen College School and Wallingford.

This success was followed by the J14 boys of Xiuchen Xu, Sim Sandhu, Tom Frost, Charlie Rollet-Manus and Seb Meyer-Kane as cox defeating Tiffin School, rowing over against Winchester College who had scratched and Magdalen College School.

The girls’ J14 octopule of Hannah Gutteridge, Iona McNab, Katy Claridge, Lily Stimpson, Georgia Edwards, Maisie Turner, Katy Beale, Anna Roe and cox Beccy Lister defeated Lady Eleanor Holles School, Sir William Perkins School and Putney High School. Henley’s J13 squad won all of the divisions they entered at Sunday’s Maidenhead junior regatta.

The boys’ crews of Nick Spicer, Cameron Jones, Jack Broadbent and Will Properjohn coxed by Joe Zolkwer beat Claires Court School in a straight club level final by three lengths. The beginners’ level final crew of Bruce Tunell, Benedict Madzar, Lachlan Reid and Anthony Howe coxed by Peter Swift beat Guildford RC by two lengths after being down by half a length midway through the race. The girls’ club level quad of Lottie Orr, Georgina Granger-Robinson, Charlotte Moss stroked by Tilly Lock and coxed by Joe Zolkwer beat a strong field from Headington School. Beating their B crew in the first round by half a length they then beat their A crew in the final by two lengths.

The beginners’ level section was divided into two divisions due to the entry numbers and the crews of Caitlin Copeland, Ella D’Souza, Olivia Simms and Ruby Brown coxed by Joe Edwards beat Great Marlow School by three lengths in the first division.

The crew of Eleanor Crook, Rhian Edwards, Hannah Webb and Amelia Fielding Smith coxed by Jack Spiers beat Lady Eleanor Holles by four lengths in the second.

The winners were presented with their tankards at the end of the day by the Olympic medalist Sarah Winckless who also presented a cheque for £100 to Henley for being the most successful club of the day.

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