On Monday 12 March, the intermediate and senior rowing squads travelled to Eton, Dorney to compete at Oarsport Junior Sculling Head at the Olympic rowing lake. The races took place on Tuesday where each crew had to race two lengths of the two-kilometre lake. Our crews raced well and placed well in competitive fields despite a lack of water training recently due to the cold weather. All four boats placed within three places of mid way, which is a great result at an event with such a high standard.
The senior boys competed in the J16 coxless quad event and the crew was made up of Oleg Dmitriev (S5), Lachlan White, Rowan Marwick and Mark Freedman (all S4). They managed an incredible 94% of the winning time, placing just over mid way. The senior girls (pictured) also competed in the J16 coxless quad and achieved a respectable 91% of the winning time. The crew included Louise Sandland (S5), Katie Hall and Eilidh Dickerson (both S4) and Imogen Blain (S3) who raced in the category above her. The girls had the best Watson's performance of the day, placing 19th in a difficult category.
The intermediate crews both competed in the J15 coxed quad events. The boys' crew, made up of Sebastian Ansell, Alasdair Peterson, Andrew Knowles and Angus Millar, was coxed by Burty Johnson (all S3). The crew raced well in a massive field of 59. The intermediate girls crew was made up of Izzy Clements, Beth McLellan, Isla Sinnott and Grace Thomas and was coxed by Robyn Douglas (all S3). The girls achieved 91% of the winning time, again in a very competitive category, and they placed just above mid way.
Sarah Orr (S5)