Saturday, 19 June 2021

Shiplake impress

SHIPLAKE College crews put in good performances at both the fours head in London and the Pangbourne Head.

In the fours head from Chiswick to Putney, Shiplake faired well at the fours head, with the quad scull of Charlie Rollet-Manus, Henry Blois-Brooke, Seb Newman and Alastair Holbrough posting the fastest time from any school and finishing 18th out of all the crews racing which included Olympians such as Will Satch.

The quad narrowly missed out on winning the junior quad pennant by two seconds to a Leander junior crew which placed them second in their division.

The coxed four, led by Jamie Pond, also had an outstanding race; Will Dolin, Christian Hjortland-Marks, Tom Scott and Fred Peck rowed their crew to an impressive third place in the junior coxed fours division.

The girls’ quad of Olivia Lucas, Hannah Brown, Claudia Adams and Georgia-Mae Frye were set the goal of finishing sixth out of 27 crews.

Further up the Thames, the rest of the boat club were competing at Beale Park for the Pangbourne Head.

The crew of Jamie Mottram, Marcus Colao, Austin Burnand and Oliver Newton, coxed by Milo Macmillan, won the school junior coxed fours. The J16 crew of Marcus Brown, Dom Brown, Morgan Taylor and Ethan Caldeira, being coxed by Jacob Kirby, finished third in the same division.

A J18 quad of Jack Turnbull, Jack Peck, Benjamin Gruchow and Joe Zolkwer finished fourth and Sunny Pong, Henry Hancock, Fergus Howard-Jones and Brett Fullard finished seventh in their division of 10 crews, with Hampton taking the win.

In the afternoon division small boats raced. In J18 pairs Austin Burnand and Oliver Newton took the win, with the J16 pair of Dom Brown and Marcus Brown finishing second and Morgan Taylor and Ethan Caldeira finishing fifth out of the division of eight crews.

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