Henley Women's Regatta

Senior Quad: Mimi Carlton, Georgie Granfield, Livs Uguz, Fran Rawlins. © Ben Rodford

After one win from two finals in 2016, the TSS women were aiming to go one better this year, with a win in both Club and Senior.

By Sunday afternoon we had reached three finals, with the combined verdicts for all those races adding to just one length! A round-up of all of the club's crews is as follows:

Senior 4x: WINNERS in a new record time of 4:54, the fastest quad ever at HWR. A three-foot winning margin.

Junior 2x: Finalists. A fantastic result for Charley and India, who were both new at TSS this year; they lost out to Nottingham RC in a close final.

Club 8+: Finalists. We came within a canvas of successfully holding on to the trophy we won last year, but were beaten by a very impressive crew from Cantabrigian in a new record time of 4:47.

Club 4+: Quarter finalists. An awesome heat with Grosvenor saw them lower the course record to 5:20, but they were not able to match the power of Auriol Kensington in the next round.

Senior 1x: Both scullers made it through the Time Trial. Anna went out in the heat and Gabby made it through to the quarter final, losing out to Galway RC in a battle that went right to the line.

Senior 2x (A): Heat. We knew this crew had a tough draw following our battles with Tyne RC at Met Regatta. We held a slender lead to the enclosures but Tyne squeezed through with a little more length and power to finish a length up.

Senior 4- (A): Heat. A good time trial performance had the crew feeling confident going into the heats, but we drew the eventual winners. The crew held overlap for as long as they could but were ultimately not able to match Newcastle's power in the middle third of the race. Gutting for our crew but that's the luck of the draw!

Senior 4- (B): Heat. This four, with Masters A, C and E athletes on board, also progressed to the side-by-side rounds, but finished a length down to Worcester in their heat.

J16 4x: Heat. After Friday's time trial, the quad drew the eventual winners, Henley RC, in the heat.

J16 4+: The fastest non-qualifier in their time trial.

Senior 2x (B): An injury forced a last-minute change to this crew and unfortunately they didn't make it through the Time Trial. Thanks to Christa for stepping in at the last minute for what was a very competitive event this year.

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Onwards now to HRR qualifiers before we start putting boats together to trial for the Welsh and English Home International teams.

Many thanks to Ben Rodford for the photo of the quad. All of Ben's Henley Women's Regatta photos are available via Ben Rodford Photography

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BR Masters Championships

An intrepid group went to the British Rowing Masters Championships to race in some very windy conditions at Nottingham.

In Saturday's championship events, Pauline Peel, racing with Wallingford's Julia Wilks, took silver in women's E doubles; there was also silver for Jo Al-Janabi, Kathryn Hickmott, Katie Robins and Kasia Lawrence in E quads, and for siblings Mark Alloway and Ruth Bradbury (Parr's Priory) in mixed F doubles.

Racing in non-championship D-F eights, Gareth Newton, Ben Bridger and Jamie Priestley won the band 1 race in a composite with Tyne.

Unfortunately, racing was cancelled at the end of division 1, but not before the hard-fought straight final of women's F eights, in which the TSS/Henley/Mortlake/Walbrook composite with Rosemary Thom on board took gold by just 0.54 seconds over the TSS/Barnes Bridge Ladies/Thames/Kingston crew.

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Barnes & Mortlake

The J14 Racers were out in full force to demonstrate the progress they have all made this season.

Albie in the J14 1x sculled well, winning all three races convincingly.

The three J14 2x crews of Dylan/Dan, Finn/Taz and Dexter/Seb all sculled well, going through to the semi-finals. Finn/Taz lost their semi, and, as sometimes happens at these local regattas, Dylan/Dan and Dexter/Seb were up against each other in the semi, resulting in a win for Dylan/Dan, who also won their final.

The new WJ14 2x combination of Ella/Lara sculled well but unfortunately they did not manage to win their race. The WJ14 4x of Isi, Hannah, Alyeska, Freya coxed by Ella had an excellent first race, which put them into the final, where, after a bad start, they they did not manage to catch the other two crews.

It was a mixed day of results for the Racers sculling in pretty hard conditions once the wind picked up, but there are good things to build on ready for Egham Regatta on 25 June! AM



The Seniors, Juniors and Masters squads were all represented at the Met, raced at Dorney Lake under the new tiered ranking system.

The first win of the weekend went to Lizzie Williams and Thea Adamson in women's tier 3 double sculls, and was followed up by a handy ten-second win in women's championship quads for Mimi Carlton, Georgie Granfield, Livs Uguz and Fran Rawlins.

On Sunday, there was a win in the combined-age masters eights event for the club's F crew (Hugh Williams, Ben Bridger, Jamie Priestley, Roger Swift, David Best, Tim Sanders, Dickie Clarke, Peter Watts and cox Guy Greaves) over two Putney Town boats, while the women's quad chalked up their second win of the weekend, in tier 1

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National Schools

The juniors took on the best in the country at the National Schools Regatta, and won a medal in each colour.

Championship singles gold, and the Sculls Cup, went to Laurence, who crossed the line five seconds clear of the field.

The First coxed four took silver, just 0.67 behind gold, and Amalia, Ana, Izzy, Hannah and Phoebe secured a bronze in J15 Girls' coxed quads.

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