Thursday, 14 December 2017

Henley and Shiplake Vikings crews triumph at Weybridge

A LARGE contingent of 20 junior crews from Henley Rowing Club competed at Weybridge Ladies’ Regattas last weekend, raced over

A LARGE contingent of 20 junior crews from Henley Rowing Club competed at Weybridge Ladies’ Regattas last weekend, raced over an upstream course of 950 metres.

Victories were secured in the coxed quads by the WJ15 girls of Ellie Thompson, Lauren Edwards, Maddie Orr, Hattie Orr and Emma Lister who defeated Sir William Perkins School, Walton.

The WJ14 crew of Iona McNab, Hannah Gutteridge, Katy Claridge, Anna Roe and Ella Morgan as cox overcame crews from Guildford, Tideway Scullers and Sir William Perkins School to win their event. Earlier in the day each of the three WJ14 doubles of Lily Stimpson and Maisie Turner, Georgia Edwards and Ella Morgan, Katy Beale and Katy Claridge succeeded in reaching their respective divisional finals but were unable to secure victory.

The J13 squad picked up wins in several categories. Georgine Ranger-Robinson won the J13 single sculling event, winning easily over a Lady Eleanor Holles sculler in the second-round final.

The boys double of Joe Zolkwer and Bruce Turnell beat a double from Staines Rowing Club by some considerable distance in a straight final.

The two J13 boys’ quads had to race each other in a straight final as there were no other crews entered in that category. The crew of Will Properjohn, Cameron Jones, Nick Spicer and Jack Broadbent coxed by Joe Zolkwer beat the club second crew of Lachlan Reid, Peter Swift, Anthony Howe, Bruce Turnell and cox Joe Edwards.

There were two divisions for the girls’ J13 quads due to the number of entries and Henley had a crew in each.

The first division was won by the Henley crew of Ruby Brown, Isabel Jonsson, Ella D’Souza and Amelia Fielding-Smith coxed by Olivia Simms beating Sir William Perkins easily in the second-round final. The last race of the day was the second division final won by the second crew of Caitlin Copeland, Georgina Ranger- Robinson, Lottie Orr, Tilly Lock and coxed by Eleanor Crook who beat a crew from Surbiton High School by a large margin.

Meanwhile Henley’s women’s masters quad of Julia Lock, Valerie Bennett, Linda Thomas and Helen Turnell won their event by beating a Weybridge Rowing Club in the final.

Meanwhile Shiplake Vikings’ J14 doubles of Felix and Cosmo Hearndon, Henry Blois-Brooke and Ollie Potter won through to meet each other in the final. Blois-Brooke and Potter had the better start and held on to win. Suzy Penrose and Jade Miller also won through to their final of the WJ13 double sculls.

Belle Narracott and Mollie Robinson made it to the final of the WJ14 double sculls, as did Phil Green and Charles Galligan in the J16 event but despite rowing well, they lost out.

The J14 quad made up of of the Hearndon duo, Blois-Brooke and Potter also made the final where they lost out to Tideway Scullers.

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