Shrewsbury School

J14s win Gold and Silver medals at Birmingham Regatta

Monday 30 April 2012

Birmingham Regatta always proves at great season opener for the new J14 rowers, plenty of racing in round robins, strong opposition from Hampton, Teddies and Pangbourne, and a friendly atmosphere.

The J14s were entered in A quads, B octos and C quads in the morning; and then A octos, B quads and C octos in the afternoon. Unforunately the weather conditions and more than one or two very cold boys meant that we withdrew from the later races, but not before our A quad won a fantastic gold medal, and our B octo brought home a silver, mere feet away from gold - even more impressive given they had a slightly heavier cox than their opposition, last minute sub, Tim the Gapper!

A great day of racing which should have whetted the appetite for more racing later in the term - next up Shrewsbury Regatta in 2 weeks.

RMW

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