Pangbourne Junior Sculls 2019

New event website here:

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Pangbourne Junior Sculls 2018


It is with great regret that Pangbourne Junior Sculls will not be taking place this year.

Owing to a clash of dates with the College half term and the availability of Beale Park for boating purposes, we have been unable to offer the event for 2018 only.

It is very much our intention to hold PJS in 2019!

Sincere apologies to the many supporters of the event over recent years for any disappointment caused.

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Pangbourne Junior Sculls 2017

The Draw is now available: (6/11/17)

PJS 2017 – Division 1 & 2


PJS Entries Poster 2017

Entries close 9pm on Thursday 2nd November, enter early to avoid disappointment!


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Pangbourne Junior Sculls 2016

As of 2/10/16, entries are now open!

The closing date for entries is 9pm on Thursday 3rd November.

PJS Entries Poster 2016

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Pangbourne Junior Sculls 2015

Start order for tomorrows race:

PJS 2015 Div 1 Start list 10:30
PJS 2015 Div 2 Start list 13:30

Slight change to draw. New version here (3/11/15):

PJS 2015 Draw by event v.2
PJS 2015 Draw by division v.2

Pangbourne Junior Sculls Poster 2015

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Bristol Avon Regatta Results

A very early start for the 3rd form boys & 4th form girls as they made their way to Saltford for Bristol Avon Regatta. Held over 1000m on a straight part of the river between Bath and Bristol, the Pangbourne crews raced well and came away with 2 wins.

First race of the day and first up for the college were two J14 octuples. Against three strong crews from Monmouth School, it was Pangbourne A who were victorious – winning the final by 5 lengths, and beating the same crew who had knocked out Pangbourne B in the earlier rounds.

Next up were our J15 girls, coached by St. George Housemistress Mrs Shindler. Racing against Millfield School’s 1st 8, the Pangbourne girls shot out of the blocks and were ahead when they hit a log and snapped the steering line, sending them into the bank. A very unfortunate result but the girls can take great confidence in knowing that they were competitive amongst girls 3 years their senior!

The J14 boys had now split into 4 coxed quads for the afternoons racing. Not alone, Monmouth School did the same, as well as Monkton Coombe joining in the mix. With some very tired boys from the morning racing, quads ‘Pearson’, ‘Bissett’ and ‘Shields’ lost out to crews from Monmouth School and Monkton Coombe School. However, ‘Bullen’ bucked the trend and beat crews from both schools before facing a very strong crew from Monkton Coombe and missing out on a victory.

The J15 girls had also split into smaller boats for afternoon division and raced up a year in two WJ16 coxed fours. Beating crews from Avon County and Millfield with comfortable margins resulted in a Pangbourne-Pangbourne final. It is always hard to race against your own but someone had to come out on top – a win for ‘Harper’ over ‘Temple.’ Well done to both crews, it just shows the depth of talent in this age group!

Finally, a big well done to the rowers and thank you to friends and family for coming and watching. Your support is always appreciated!

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Evesham Regatta Results

With the first minibus leaving college at a bright and early 0545, and the last not returning until 2130 it was a long but successful day at Evesham Regatta. Raced over 1000m with a staggered start and finish, Pangbourne had 22 entries competing in a variety of events. There were some great races; 12 Pangbourne crews made it into finals with 4 of these being all-Pangbourne finals and finishing with an impressive 9 wins.

First up for the College was Felix in J15 1x. Having won at Birmingham Regatta the week before, he was now in a bigger pond with 16 other scullers competing for the win. After rowing through his opposition in his first three races, he couldn’t quite overhaul the sculler from Huntingdon in the final.

Next up were two boys coxed fours (IM3 4+). With both crews safely through their first rounds, beating two different crews from Warwick BC, it was a strong crew from RGS Worcester that halted the B four in the semi and the A four in the final by a length.

Captain of Boys’ Boats, Luke Towers returned to ‘home water’ having rowed for Evesham RC as a youngster. This advantage paid off and saw himself and Andrin sail through their three races and win the IM3 event in style with an easily verdict. Fellow senior boys Felix L and Rory won their singles events with commanding wins in J18 and J17 1x.

Novice 1x saw an all Pangbourne final with Hector and Tom P both cruising through their first two rounds. Neck and neck in the final, Tom decided to make it even more interesting by capsizing! Well done to Hector for losing his novice sculling status.

Finishing off the morning division were the girls; first up was the WJ16 2x racing in an adult category (WIM3 2x).  Their rapid start sent them careering into the opposition and therefore the umpire disqualified them. The senior girls split into two WIM3 coxed fours and, with super sub Ellen on board, raced their way into the final. Drawn against an adult crew from Warwick BC, the schoolgirls gave them a run for their money and narrowly lost out by a canvas – the smallest margin of the morning!

Afternoon racing saw more sculling and more all-Pangbourne finals with Rory and Andrin in a head-to-head in IM3 1x final. Bowball to bowball, Andrin managed to sneak ahead and win the event by 2/3L. The J18 2x final saw Jack & Felix win over Luke & Hector in another narrow margin of just a canvas! Great racing! Tom P teamed up with Callum in a novice double and won the event comfortably beating a crew from Hollowell Scullers.

The girls joined together from the mornings racing and competed in WIM3 8+. The seniors, with super sub Ellen and Old Pangbournian Livvie coxing, saw off two crews from Pengwern BC and won the event with a very impressive easily verdict.

The J15 boys raced up a year and in two J16 coxed fours. With both crews seeing off crews from Stratford-upon-Avon, they met each other in the final. A win for Pangbourne College and bragging rights for the victors!

Well done to everyone who raced and congratulations to the winners – (Andrin and Felix L for two pots!). A big thank you to parents, friends and families who came to support.

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Birmingham Regatta Results

Extremely windy conditions greeted the Pangbourne J14 & J15 boys at Birmingham on 25th April. It was a very testing day for all with the course shortened as well as changing direction and for the afternoon due to the wind. Most events ran as a ’round robin’ and so crews stayed on the water and had multiple races until they had raced everyone in their category. The J14 boys squad went on mass and entered doubles, coxed quads and octos whilst the J15 boys squad fielded a single, coxed fours and eights. There were some tight races throughout the day with both squads achieving a few 2nd and 3rd places in their groups. With the conditions taking a turn for the worse, and a J14 coxed quad nearly sinking from all the waves(!), one Felix Wahlberg ‘braved the sea’ in his single and came out on top as the winner of his J15 1x category. Well done!

Results here: Birmingham Regatta Results 2015

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National Junior Sculling Head 2015 Results

Most of the Pangbourne crews had one oar in their hand racing down the tideway the day before, now tasked with “two sticks,” the scullers of Pangbourne made their way to race at Dorney. Racing up, spinning and then racing down the lake, the J18 quad of Felix, Andrin, Luke & Rory had an extremely impressive race, coming 2nd and proud owners of silver national medals, beating Leander by 1 second into 3rd. A great result for the boat club, and one of the best sculling result for the College.

The girls 1st VIII split into two quads,  with one in WJ18 and the other in WJ17. Clearly knackered from the day before, the girls boats managed a 23rd & 7th place in their categories. The girls J15s were entered in the largest event of the day – 59 other WJ15 coxed quads had also come to test themselves at the London 2012 venue. The girls had a gutsy row and did well to finish 30th – racing against girls from junior clubs who had been sculling for nearly 2 years longer than ours. Looking at just the school clubs, the girls ranked 13th which is very positive for the future members of the girls 1st VII! Last to represent the college were the J15 boys coxed quad, who made their debut on the tideway yesterday and swapped to sculling blades coming 20th.


A big well done to all crews and THANK YOU to coaches, parents and supporters over these past two days of exciting racing! The next race for the college will be Birmingham Regatta – 25th April for the 3rd & 4th form rowers.

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School’s Head 2015 Results

After an Overnight leave, five eights from Pangbourne College Boat Club made their way to London to compete in the School’s Head of the River Race. Using British Rowing Headquarters as our base, it was a team effort to unload and rig the boats ready to go.

Racing in the new Filippi 8+, which had been kindly donated by the members of the Princess Elizabeth winning crew of 1963, the boys 1st VIII came 4th in their category, only 2 seconds behind 3rd place and 19th overall. Going off #65th, the boys 2nd VIII had a good row to come 14th in their category, with their overall placing putting them above a few 1st VIII crews! The boys 3rd VIII came 9th in their category, 179th overall. The J15 boys VIII made their tideway debut, competing in their longest ever race to come 18th in their category. The girls 1st VII started near the back of the pack in the CHG8+ event and had an exciting row with several overtakes to come 9th in their category. With some American crews entered, the girls were the 7th British crew and matched the boys 3rd VIII to come 179th overall.

A big well done to all of the rowers representing the college in a professional manner amongst other schools and junior clubs.


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