Tuesday
Jun142016

Metropolitan

There were three wins on the Sunday of the Met: Rachael Davies won WIM2 singles; Bill Fields, Murray Wilkojc, Adam Ridler and Nick Marriott took Senior coxless fours; and Kate Grose, Sophia Supple, Caroline Matthews, Judith Schulz and Andrea Finn raced in a TSS/Lea/Kingston that won the women's masters eight event.

Tuesday
Jun142016

Junior Sculling Regatta

On bank holiday Monday, the day after Nat Schools, the club was back at Dorney for the inaugural Junior Sculling Regatta.

First up were the J14 quad of Albie, Dylan, Dom V and Dom N, with Ella coxing a multi-lane course for the first time. They won the time trial, and then took gold in the A final. The girls' J14 quad followed, with ninth in the time trial, but then had a storming row to win the B final.

The J15 quad of Seb, Milo, Alfie and Sam, coxed by Cosmo, battled to a bronze medal. Alfie and Theo missed out on the A final after finishing eighth in the time trial, but then went on to win the B final of J15 doubles by eight seconds, while Hester and Orla (WJ15 double) had a good time trial and were very close to a medal, finishing fourth.

Marcus, racing in J17 singles, had a good time trial and then a really excellent scull in the final, pushing away from three other scullers just after halfway and then sculling away to win by over a length. This was a really good and mature race - and thanks to David Best for the loan of his fantastic boat.

Also racing in singles were: WJ15s Emma, who won her B final, and Eva (15th); Hero, who was 19th in WJ16; Luke, winner of the J17 B final; and Ambrose, who was 26th of the huge entry of 42 in J17.

The J16 four split into a pair and a double. Calvin and Laurence managed to win their time trial, which was really good, but the final was their eighth race of the weekend and one too many as they faded and to finish fourth, despite a huge effort in the last 250. Oli and Stefan did the opposite in the double as they were ninth in the time trial but then won the B final in a good time.

Tuesday
Jun072016

National Schools

The juniors made appearance in A finals on all three days of the National Schools Regatta, held this year at Dorney Lake.

On Friday, both the girls' J14 and J15 quads were fifth in their respective events.

Saturday brought a silver medal for Meg in girls' Championship singles and bronze for Milo, Alex, Alfie, Sam and Seb (cox) in the J15 coxed four. The J16 quad was a very close fourth - just 0.26 seconds out of the medals - and Marcus was fifth in Champ singles.

Finally, on Sunday, the J16 coxed four of Oli, Stefan, Calvin and Laurence, coxed by Cosmo, took silver.

Tuesday
Jun072016

Putney Town

The J14s and J15s raced on a windy day at Putney Town Regatta. Conditions were difficult, especially when the tide started to rise - this was shown when the course was shortened to the length of the Fulham wall.

The boys' quad won their first round, but then unfortunately came unstuck against a good Emanuel crew in the semi-final. They then split into doubles, with Albie and Dylan beating Will and Lenny - a reverse of the Chiswick result - to get to the final. There they met Dan and Dom, who had won their previous race by just five strokes! Honours went to Albie and Dylan, but it was a great result to have an all-TSS final.

Monday
May232016

International DRV Juniors' Regatta

Meg and Marcus were selected to race in the GB Junior team at the 2016 International DRV Juniors' Regatta in Munich.

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