On Saturday 3 February, the George Watson’s Boat Club was in the north-east of England for Durham Amateur Boat Club Small Boats Head. It was a successful day for all and was the first competition for many beginners. All crews raced well despite poor weather and managed the notoriously difficult mediaeval Elvet Bridge across the Wear without disaster.
The senior girls won their coxed fours race, beating 10 other crews. The boat was made up of Katie Hall (S4), Louise Sandland, Sarah Orr (both S5) and Sarah Cameron (S6), and was coxed by Gregor Watson (S3).
The senior boys also won their coxed fours race. Ruairi Potter (S6), Harry Grant, Oleg Dmitriev (both S5) and cox Sebastien Ansell (S3) were joined by Michael Troy of Strathclyde Park Rowing Club.
The day was particularly successful for Honey Hughes (S3) who won three races. Honey won the WJ15 single race, beating 17 other competitors. She was joined by Beth McLellan (S3) to claim the WJ15 double; they were then joined by Izzy Clements and Isla Sinnott (both S3) to win the WJ16 coxless quad.
Sarah Orr (S5)