Shrewsbury School

RSSBC: Lettie Tay (EDH LVI) becomes the first Salopian finalist in the Henley Women’s Regatta

Thursday 26 June 2014

Last weekend saw the running of the Henley Women’s Regatta over 1500m of the famous regatta course. The Boat Club took two crews to the Regatta. Claudia Kimpton-Smith (EDH LVI) and Francesca Molyneux (EDH UVI) raced in the Junior Doubles event and Lettie Tay (EDH LVI) raced in the Junior Single Sculls category.

Claudia and Francesca had a good row but lost out in the 1st round to a composite crew from the American School London and King’s Ely. Lettie produced some fantastic racing and progressed through three rounds to secure herself and the Boat Club’s first spot in a final of the Regatta.

She saw off competition from Mossbourne, The Grange School and St Edward’s to make it into the last two of 16. Going into the final as the slight underdog, Lettie had a real go off the start but wasn’t able to upset her competition from Runcorn and had to settle with a second place.

It was a fantastic result from Lettie and one that she should take confidence from as she heads off to GB final trials in two weeks’ time. Lettie is in the Lower Sixth and still has another year to compete for the School.

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