Busy Weekend for the Boat Club

Marlow Town Regatta

On Saturday, 53 Pangbourne 5th, 4th and 3rd formers raced at Marlow Town Regatta.

The J15’s were the busiest, racing fours and eight’s all day. The J15 A VIII won a very close race with the Marlow Masters VIII, and the C IV won a splendid race against a Canford J18 IV.

The WJ15 VIII had a wonderful race against the Great Marlow School VIII who came third in the Schools Head, and 4th at the National Schools Regatta, overlapping most of the way. Later, they won a tense final against Marlow, resisting a strong late surge form Marlow, before equipment failure saw Marlow falter and Pangbourne win.

The WJ16’s had a tough morning in the strong headwind racing a double and single scull, but in the later races Kryssie Steiger won her third event in as many weeks.

The J14’s had a tough start, with the 2 double sculls losing to strong opposition at lunchtime. The quads raced in the last division, and once again the A crew continued their winning ways, until they met a strong Eton Excelsior crew in the final.

All in all, it was a very encouraging, if long day, for all present!

 Reading Amateur Regatta – Saturday

The boys 1st VIII showed the sort of form that would certainly have brought home a medal at the National Schools, and possibly a very brightly coloured one. A four from the eight had very comfortable wins against Millfield and Canford to win J18 coxed fours but this was a side show to the eight which cleared Eton’s silver medal winning 2nd VIII in 30 seconds, then dealt almost as easily with Canford’s 1st VIII before taking apart Winchester’s 1st VIII who had pipped us by 0.9 sec at the National Schools’ to win the bronze medal in Child Beale event for School 1st VIII, and who themselves had beaten Shiplake’s 1st VIII (who won silver in the same event) en route to the final.

Reading Amateur Regatta – Sunday

The Girls 1st IV, and Ben Maxwell in his single, were racing on the second day of Reading Regatta.

Continuing the success of the VIII and IV on Saturday, Ben won his heat against a Hinksey sculler and his final against BTC Southampton comfortably.

The Girls IV, won a very close heat against City of Bristol by less than ½ length, and then won a storming final against Maidenhead by a very satisfying 1 ¼ lengths. They won Women’s Intermediate 1 coxed fours, the College’s first ever win at this very senior status adult event.

The combination of these wins, and the boy’s wins on Saturday saw the club come second in the Victor Ludorum for most successful club over the weekend.

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