The senior squads had a good day at Kingston Amateur Regatta with four wins. The senior women’s IM1 8 beat Cambridge Uni in the semi and then went on to beat the other two Cambridge crews in a close final for the first pot of the day.
Harry then did the honours in the IM1 single before coming back in a scratch crew to take on the Obama Four in the Vesta/Vesta IM1 4- final in what was the race of the day. In race closer than last week’s City of Bristol semi final the crews were dead level coming into the enclosure. A late push just gave the Ireland/Campbell/Shaw/Bond crew a win in the last stroke of the race – the offical verdict was three feet but it looked much closer.
In a rare Novice Quad event, a group of our novice scullers then beat a strong junior crew from Calpe of Gibraltar to claim the fourth win of the day and their novice sculling pots. Sadly Michael Hughes, who is trying to win his novice sculling pot the hard way, couldn’t beat a strong Tiffin sculler in the novice 1x final. Also unsuccesful was the Hindshaw/Henderson double who unfortunately suffered from a lack of race practice.