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May282019

2018 Autumn Heads

Fours Head 
The club enjoyed a successful start to the season racing in challenging conditions at the Fullers fours head last Saturday.   TSS won a total of 3 pennants with Bethan, Ellie, Rowi and Anna winning Elite 4-, Johan, Husein, James and the evergreen Tim Male winning men's challenge 4x and Aisling, Marije, Mia, Alice and Tintin winning the women's challenge 4+.  
Other notable results included Katy and Fran rowing in a composite who were the 2nd fastest women's crew of the day and Eddie, Kieran, Dom and Nick who were the fastest men's club 4- of the day.

Veteran 4's Head 

A brief summary of the Ladies crews :
1.  WD boat - Young/Old Sandwich - Xanthe, Emma, Clare, Vicky - looked good & good result -  enjoyed themselves - perhaps bar Clare who had fractured her foot playing hockey the day before!

2.  WE Boat - Pat, C-L, Kasia, Ann - 3rd to good composite win (Kate G & Upper Thames pals) 21.09, second Eton Excelsior, us 22.09.   We loved it (well, after a couple of slabs of Pat's cake).

3.    WF boat - Liz, Wendy, Zoe, Phoebe - 2nd to good composite. Winners time 22.00, our crew 22.50. 
A brief summary of the vet men's crews :

The F4- consisted of Dickie, Tim, Jamie and David.  There were just four crews in the category and the other three have all rowed together for a number of years.  Not surprisingly, we were fourth but we had a good row and were only 10 seconds behind Quintin, who currently have a very strong Masters F/G squad.

The G4x consisted of Raki, Jan from Rowing Club Bern in Switzerland), Roger, Peter.  Jan filled in at the last minute and flew into the UK on the morning of the race and back in the evening after the race.  They had a good race and finished second out of eleven in their category behind a very strong Dart Totnes, Quintin, Wallingford combo.



An update from Ben of his race in Vet D4x:
In true Scullers stye, the trio of David, Nick and Ben managed to find a last-minute recruit in club legend and St Paul's junior women's coach Mike, who pushed them into MasD as well as to a creditable 11th place overall. Though they were disappointed to finish 5 seconds behind a surprisingly quick Bewl quad in their category.