HENLEY DRAGONS produced their first ever win at national league level when they travelled to Crosby,
HENLEY DRAGONS produced their first ever win at national league level when they travelled to Crosby, Liverpool, on Sunday.
The morning session was contested over 200 metres, all 20 teams competing in three heats each, the four crews with the fastest aggregate time progressing to the major final, the next four fastest to the minor final and the third fastest group of four contesting the bowl.
In conditions made difficult by strong winds creating whitetopped waves, Henley posted the second fastest aggregate time and earned their place in the major final.
In the final Henley reproduced the consistency shown during the heats and challenged Amathus all the way down the track but finished a close second.
The format for the afternoon followed that of the morning session except the racing was over 450 metres. Henley continued where they left off in the morning, executing their race plan and delivering a strong performance in each of their heats, once more progressing to the major final.
In the final each and every Henley paddler remained fully focused on delivering a technically perfect performance and was rewarded with a win over national champions Amathus and current world club champions, Wraysbury.