Evesham Regatta Report

As last year, the Boat Club made the pleasant journey through the Cotswolds to Evesham for its first regatta of the season. Three squads took part, namely the Senior Boys, Senior Girls and Under 15 Girls, and all were rewarded with winning performances.
The Senior Girls Four showed good early form to overturn a minute’s defeat at the Schools’ Head in beating Monkton Coombe, and going on to beat RGC Worcester in the final to win Under Eighteen Fours and earning Rosie Klymow her first ever tankard in the process.
The Senior Boys had wins in Intermediate 3 Fours, Double Sculls, Single Sculsl and Senior Pairs, in which both Pangbourne pairs won through to the final where Charles Waite-Roberts and Hamish Miller held off a spirited challenge from Josh Rogers and Ollie Taylor. Hamish’s tankards for this event and as stroke of the successful four were the first of his rowing career.
Finally, this season’s new finds, our Under 15 Girls, won Under 15 quads in the morning, keeping their cool in the final to row from behind and pip Ross RC in the last fifty metres. They then switched to a Senior sweep oared boat in the afternoon to conquer three crews en route to winning Women’s Novice Fours. This is apparently the first time in the history of the Boat Club that a Pangbourne girls’ crew has won two events in a day.
Our tally of seven wins made us the most successful club in the regatta and it was good to see so much parental support from the Pangbourne gazebo and to reward them for it with some excellent performances.
Our promising Boys Under 15 Eight had headed for Dorney Lake the following day confident of a win at Wallingford Regatta but, frustratingly, strong winds led to their event being abandoned just after they had taken to the water.
Mark Woodcock

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