Metropolitan Amateur Regatta

Metropolitan Amateur Regatta

A very damp and cold winning quad!

A small group travelled down to Dorney Lake to race at the annual Met Regatta hosted by London Rowing Club. This was our first chance to race some of the bigger clubs from down south on a multilane course and show them what we're made of! The site is being prepared for the Olympics so currently looks like (and is) a bit of a building site. If youre heading down to watch the Olympics, bring some binoculars if you are on the top of the grandstand - they are huge!

On Saturday the senior double of Ellie and Philly raced well above their status and just missed out on a place in the final of IM1 doubles. In the afternoon the double were joined by Laura and Catherine to race in IM1 quads, where a good race saw them come in third. This was a completely scratch crew so a pretty good effort! Racing in elite doubles, the lightweight composite crew of Nikki and Lizzie Polgreen from Isle of Ely came second in the final. Although not their best race, they learnt a lot and will continue on to try and gain selection for the World University Championships in September.

Sunday saw the women's quad try to retain their elite win from last year, and did this in style. The crew of Lindsay, Laura, Catherine and Nikki gained a 5 second lead from the first 500m and kept pushing away to retain the John West Trophy. Both the senior double and the quad will go on to compete at Henley Women's Regatta, where Fiona will also be racing her single.


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