10 crews from the Boat Club headed off to Eton Dorney Lake last weekend to compete in National Schools Regatta. They competed against the top rowing schools in UK and after a fantastic weekend of racing they came home with the Headington Cup and 3 sets of silver medals. The races can all be seen by clicking on the links.
There were 3 crews in action on Friday with all 3 Crews making it through to the A Finals but were just outside the medal positions
J14 4X+ Tim Murphy, Charlie Smith, Lewis Nixon, Luke Paton and cox Tom Blake
J15 G4+ Nikki Kernaghan, Jenny Little, Kayleigh Bradley West, Abby Corry cox Georgia Maxwell
J14 G8x+1 Caitlin O’Hare, Caragh Leonard, Martha McBrien, Katie Donnelly, Katie Corrigan, Rosie Pendry, Enya Stewart, Lucy Toal and cox Abigail Ralph
Saturday saw the first of the Club’s medals with the J16G 4+ for Zoe McCutcheon, Abby Corry Victoria Wilson, Maeve Donnelly and cox Georgia Maxwell who finished in a fantastic 2nd place in the final of the Anna Fangen Cup in a time of 8.22.68. The race was won by Kingston
Next up was the Sch G4+ crew of Caoimhe Leonard, Trudie McComb, Jenny Little and Kayleigh Bradley West with cox Nikki Kernaghan who came 4th in the C Final
The boys NonCh 8+ Nathan Timoney, Jack Kennedy, Jack McDade, Odhran Donaghy, Matthew McBrien, Peter Murphy Robbie Mills, Sam Balcombe, cox Rory Farragher had a fantastic race in their final which had a mixture of Championship and Non Chanpionship crews to finish in a time of 6.32 and picked up the 2nd set of silver medals for the Club.
Day 3 saw Zoe McCutcheon and Maeve Donnelly J16 2- lift the Headington Cup in a very exciting Final in a great time of 8.08.80 seeing off competition from 2 crews from Kingston.
The Ch2- of Nathan Timoney and Odhran Donaghy came 2nd to Aberdeen School in their final of the Nick Bevan Cup in a time of 7.22.22.
Sam Balcombe and Robbie Mills Ch2x finished in 5th place in their Final.
Rory Gamble and Peter Murphy rowed in J162- making the A final and finishing in a time of 7.34.56
Congratulations to all the rowers and coaching staff on their success