Shrewsbury School

Sabrina: Ahead of its Class

Tuesday 27 February 2018

The Sabrina crew has now competed in two Heads of the River races, Wallingford (where it won its class) and Wycliffe (where it came a very creditable fourth after getting badly held up behind another crew in a no overtaking zone). It has one more Head to go before the 2,000m racing starts in earnest. This photo was taken at Wycliffe.

We would love as many of you and your families as possible to come to support the crew and enjoy the company of other Sabrina members at one or more of the coming events:

  • Tideway Head on Sunday, the 11th March at 10.15am. Come to London Rowing Club on the Embankment at Putney at 10.00am for refreshments and then cheer our crew past the finish line.
  • Schools’ Head on Monday, the 12th March. Come to the Blue Anchor at Hammersmith any time from midday. The School will have several crews competing, with the race starting at 1.00pm. Coffee, tea and biscuits will be served from midday and  free lunch for all attending. We are expecting about seventy five people; let’s try to get up to a hundred this year.
  • Family Day at the School Boat House on Sunday, the 13th May . This is the final day of Shrewsbury Regatta so there will be plenty to watch, including our Sabrina eight. Tea and coffee will be served in the Bowring Club Room from 11.00am, with Pimms and soft drinks from midday.
  • Metropolitan Regatta at Dorney on Saturday, the 2nd June and Sunday, the 3rd June. Numerous of the School’s crews will be racing that weekend and the Sabrina eight will be racing on the Sunday.
  • Marlow Regatta at Dorney on Saturday, the 23rd June. The Sabrina crew will be trying to repeat the win it had at this regatta in 2016.
  • Huntercombe meeting on Tuesday, the 3rd July. This is our combined day with the Old Salopian Golf Society and will be the last one before their Secretary, Tim Lewis, retires after many years of great service. Those who are interested attending, either to play a round of golf or just to come for the excellent supper, should email Rod Spiby Rod.Spiby@bulleys.co.uk. Thirty people came last year; it would be lovely if we could get more this time.
  • Henley drinks and lunch on Saturday, the 7th July. This ever more popular event, at which more than two hundred people attend, takes place in the Henley Cricket Ground from 12.30pm. Free food and drink for all attending.

Check you diary now and put down as many events as possible. We will look forward to seeing you at what I am hoping will be a memorable spring and summer.

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