ERBC had a great weekend of racing at the British National Schools Regatta at Eton Dorney with 4 crews in action over 2 days. The boys J14 Octo crew of Evan Donaghy, Austin Cassidy, Ryan Topping, Lorcan Sreenivasan, Luke Bailey, Christian Timoney, Eoghan Campbell, Andrew Cuthbertson and cox Harry Coalter qualified for the A final after finishing 6th out of 25 crews in the time trial in a time of 3.16.04
The crew didn’t have a great start in the Final but had a great row finishing 6th. The final was won by Windsor Boys school.
The Girls J14 Octo of Rhea Cartin McCloskey, Molly Rice, Zara Welsh, Erin Trimble, Hannah Armstrong, Naomi Robinson, Jessica Thompson, Errie Powell and cox Zara Lindsay secured a place in the B Final after coming 12th in the time trial in the time of 3.47.99.
Saturday saw the Championship Coxless Quad of Kyle Abraham, Callum Timoney, John O’Kane and Conor Richardson come 17th in their time trial in a time of 6.21.24 seconds. They then came fourth in the C Final.
The Championship eight crew of Tom Blake, Marcus Davis-Kunze, Oran Harty, Tim Murphy, Lewis Nixon, Charlie Smith, Nathan Kelly, Luke Paton and coxed by Frankie Reihill were 15th in the time trial qualifying them for the A/B semi final and then had a brilliant race in the B final to finish 2nd ahead of St Joseph’s College BC, Galway in a time of 5.51.97. Everyone was delighted with the result and hopefully the boys will be able to overcome the competition from ‘The Bish’ again at the Irish Championships in Cork In July.
The Girls’ Eight didn’t make the trip to Nat Schools this year due to the change in the date of the May Bank Holiday and a busy exam timetable. The girls will make the trip to Henley Women’s Regatta in a few weeks’ time followed by Henley Royal Regatta 10 days later.
Thanks to the coaches, parents and supporters who travelled over to Dorney with the rowers and to Mr Holland for taking the boats across.