Fastest Women at X-Press Head

X-Press Head

Despite forecasted gusts of up to 40mph resulting in less experienced crews not being allowed to race, the Senior Women chalked up the 3rd fastest time ever recorded by a women’s crew at the X-Press Head on Tuesday 6th June.

Fastest women at X-Press Head
Photo credit: Jeremy Johnson

Millie Perrin, Bailee Stratton, Jordan Bruce, Harriet Cross, Alice Brownjohn, Ellie Darlington, Merodie Rose and Georgia Vann were steered to victory as the fastest women’s crew by over 15 seconds by cox Callum Mantell during a race which saw multiple sporadic strong cross-headwind gusts slow crews down throughout the course. Most of this crew are now looking towards racing in the intermediate club eights at Henley Women’s Regatta next week.

Four men’s masters crews also raced. Activ8 won Masters E ahead of a crew from Champion of the Thames, with the Poachers finishing 3rd in IM3 and the Aquaphobes 2nd in Masters C.

Activ8 at X-Press Head
Photo credit: Jeremy Johnson

Full results may be found here.

Metropolitan Regatta

The Senior Men’s Squad sent some scratch small boats to Met to get some racing experience whilst some members of their Thames Cup 8+ had some work and study commitments. Hannes Burfeind and Jimmy Adams had their first race together, finishing 5th in the ‘tier 2’ 2x final. They then teamed up with Sam Philpott, Guy Fiddian and cox Sara Russo on the Sunday and raced in the tier 2 and tier 3 4+ event.

Georgie Plunkett from the Senior Women’s Squad did well to finish 2nd in the women’s tier 3 1x final (Saturday) in her preparation to race at Henley Women’s Regatta in the senior 1x event next week.

Full results may be found here.

Peterborough Spring Regatta

Intermediate Men’s and Women’s crews raced at Peterborough, developing useful racing experience. The Intermediate Women sent a W.IM3.8+ to the event, which finished 2nd in their heat and 4th in the final.

Their W.MasE.4+ crew raced at the event to prepare for the British Rowing Masters Championships next weekend, and finished 3rd. Also racing as preparation for British Masters was Andrew Morley, who finished 3rd in MasBC.1x. Hana Lango Allen and Christina Woolner raced in W.NOV.2x and W.MasA.2x – their first ever regatta in a sculling boat – as preparation for racing at British Masters.

The Senior Women’s Squad’s W.MasC.4+/- were disappointed to finish 2nd in both events, having been unbeaten so far this season. However, they learned important lessons in the process which they will build upon in the run-up to British Masters and Henley Masters in July.

The Intermediate Men raced IM3.4+ and IM2.4+, finishing 4th in the finals of both events.

Full results may be found here.

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