Training appeared to have been going well for both boys’ and
girls’ squads since an encouraging day at Wallingford Sculls a fortnight ago,
and some spectacular results at Reading confirmed this.
As a Boat Club, our total of eight wins was the highest by
any club but there were some equally good performances produced by those who
didn’t quite win a tankard.
The wins were achieved by two boys’ quads, both expertly
stroked and steered by Nicolo Forcellini and Josh Rogers respectively, by both
Nicolo and Ben Maxwell in singles, by Ben in partnership with Lars Koenig in
both J16 and J17 doubles, by Will Anslow-Wilson and Josh also in a double, and
last, but by no means least, by Kim Hoyer and Emily Howard in girls’ J18
doubles, Kim’s very first race. Will Broom continues to have wrist problems but
was nevertheless a member of both winning quads.
Equally impressive were Georgia Misson’s and Georgia
Francis’s second and third places respectively
in girls’ J18 singles and Georgia Francis’s third place in women’s Im1
singles. Having taken the scalps of most of the LEH girls at Wallingford, both
girls have added those of nearly all of the Headington senior squad, both
schools being the recent powerhouses of girls’ rowing. This augurs well for the
two girls’ prospects in GB trials. Will Anslow-Wilson also continues to show
improvement in a single with fourth place in a large field of novice scullers