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.