BUCS Regatta

BUCS Regatta

The May bank holiday saw the students in the High Performance Group competing at the largest student regatta in Europe, the British University and College Sports (BUCS) regatta. Holme Pierrepont successfully maintained its reputation for ‘challenging’ conditions, with a strong tailwind producing conditions more often seen on the sea. This undoubtedly favoured our group, who were competing on home ‘surf’.
The whole weekend was a great success, with all athletes who competed getting onto the medal podium. The European Universities regatta (EUSA) selection is based on the results of this regatta, and it is therefore likely that a large contingent from the High Performance Group will be travelling out to Moscow at the end of August to compete under the British Universities flag.
Gold and Silver for women's Championship 2x

Squad results:
Pippa Whittacker and Catherine Lineker – Championship doubles
Catherine Lineker – Intermediate singles

Nikki Spencer– Championship lightweight singles
Nikki Spencer and Athalie Redwood-Brown – Championship doubles
Rebecca Gill and Emma Corless – Intermediate doubles

Ed Mace – Championship lightweight singles
Rich Watton and Stu Sykes – Championship lightweight doubles
Pippa Whittacker – Championship Singles

Man points go to Ed Mace who was unlucky enough to already be at the start when racing was postponed due to deteriorating conditions, and therefore raced his heat over the full 2000m, coming back with most of the lake in his boat.


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