Sunday, 05 December 2021

Leander Club and Shiplake College victorious at Henley Royal Regatta finals day

Leander Club and Shiplake College victorious at Henley Royal Regatta finals day

LEANDER Club won eight honours at the 2021 Henley Royal Regatta. 

These include the Queen Mother Challenge Cup and the new Wargrave Challenge Cup.  

There was also a historic victory for the junior women's four from Shiplake College in the Diamond Jubilee Challenge Cup.

At 11.30am Leander Club athletes and GB Toyko silver medallists, Harry Leask, Tom Barras and Jack Beaumont, won the Queen Mother Challenge Cup against the University College, Cork and Skibbere by a length and a half. 

The athletes claimed silver in the men’s quadruple sculls last month. Angus Groom did not compete and was instead replaced by Rory Harris.

Ten minutes later Shiplake College “A” won against Marlow Rowing Club in the Diamond Jubilee Challenge Cup by two lengths and three quarters. 

The crew were met by family and friends who watched them jump them into the river after the win. 

At 12pm Leander Club lost its second race in the Stonor Challenge Trophy against a composite team comprising of athletes University of London and Cambridge University by three quarters of a length.

Ten minutes later Leander Club lost its third race in the Diamond Challenge Sculls against Agecroft Rowing Club by two lengths and a quarter.

At 12.30pm Leander Club “A” won against Leander Club “B” in the Town Challenge Cup by two and a half lengths.

At 12.50pm Leander Club won its fifth race against The Tideway Sculler’s School in the Hambleden Pairs Challenge Cup by three and a half lengths.

After lunch at 2.40pm Leander Club lost against Oxford Brookes University “A” for the Visitors’ Challenge Club by two and three quarter lengths.

At 3.10pm they won against Thames Rowing Club “A” for The Wargrave Challenge Cup.

Twenty minutes later the club won the Princess Grace Challenge Cup against a composite team comprising of athletes from Thames Rowing Club and Neptune Rowing Club, Ireland by a length and a half.

At 3.40pm Leander Club won against another composite team comprising of athletes from Twickenham Rowing Club and Queen's University in the Prince of Wales Challenge Cup by a length and a half.

Ten minutes later Leander Club won its penultimate race of the year against Leicester Rowing Club for the Princess Royal Challenge Cup by three feet.

At 4pm the club won its final race for the Remenham Challenge Cup against a composite team comprising of athletes from Oxford Brookes University and Queen's University, Belfast by one length and three quarters.

The presentation of prizes took place at 5pm at the Open Stand in the Stewards’ Enclosure. For the full story, see next week's Henley Standard.

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