Metropolitan Regatta

Metropolitan Regatta

Last weekend saw the squad travel down to Dorney Lake – the 2012 Olympic rowing venue, to race at Metropolitan Regatta. This regatta is one of the highest standard in the UK, and a good performance here is a good sign for Henley Womens Regatta and Henley Royal Regatta in the next few weeks.
Results were promising throughout the weekend. On Saturday Laura and Vicky raced in the composite crews for European selection, winning Elite coxless fours with two girls from Reading, and then teaming up with another composite 4 to win Elite eights as well. Louise and Ed both battled well in their singles against an increasingly strong crosswind. Ed came 5th in Elite lightweight singles, and Louise came 3rd in IM1. An elite quad of Lindsay, Fiona Bassett, Catherine and Nikki raced hard to just beat the under 23 selected quad to the line. Pippa raced in a composite double, which then teamed up to form the under 23 quad looking for selection for the forthcoming Under 23 World Championships. The senior double continued their winning streak in a straight final, to conclude a solid days racing on day 1.

Day 2 brought more medals. Rich, stroking the men’s coxless 4 put in an excellent performance to win Senior 4s comfortably. Not to be outdone, the women’s quad made the most of what they had learnt from the previous days racing, and put more distance on the GB selected boat to win Elite quads. Louise moved up to Elite lightweight singles and came 5th, an excellent result against former and current GB athletes. The double won IM1 and Laura and Vicky won Elite 8s as part of the European composite crew. Stu raced with the GB U23 lightweight quad and came third.


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