At the start of half term, the Boat Club competed at the National Schools’ Regatta on the Olympic course at Eton Dorney. There were strong performances by our crews with a top 15 finish from the senior girls’ IV, top 10 from the senior boys’ pair and the J16 boys’ IV.
The J15 boys’ VIII were the stand out performers, getting through a gruelling time-trial and semi-final, only to have a 2000m stroke by stroke battle with Westminster in the final to win the Bronze Medal. This is the first medal for College at the National Schools’ Regatta in 14 years – a lifetime for the boys who just won!
The same crew reached the finals at Reading Amateur Regatta, only to lose by three feet to Southampton University. They backed up their effort the following day to overcome Winchester College J15 boys in the final and win a coveted medal.
National Schools Regatta Medallists: J15 boys' VIII
Bow C Callon-Hine, 2 G Kemp, 3 M Morris, 4 J Clayton, 5 C Stevens, 6 J MacInnes, 7 T Haddock, Stroke J Taylor-Kimmins, cox P Merheim-Kealy. Coach – Mr David Lait