Henley Rowing Club won 12 events making it the most successful club at the Henley Sculls Head on 10th November 2018, an event which is also run by the Club.
Seven of the wins came from Junior Girls squads winning not only the junior events but also Senior events. With conditions being variable throughout the day and between the two divisions the fastest women’s boat of the day was the winning Junior girls quad of Phoebe Fletcher, Charlotte Williams, Georgia Brown and Charlotte Rowley, who raced in perhaps the more favourable division one.
In Division two Georgia Brown picked up another win racing with Sophia Hahn, Della Luke Maddy Pollard in Band 1 of Senior Women’s quads. Hannah Hills and Amber Weller won Band 1 of Senior Women’s Doubles in Division one and in division two Hannah raced with Charlotte Williams, where they came first from a field of 20 boats in WJ18 doubles.
In WJ16 single Sculls also a field of 20 Holly Cookson had a comfortable 19 sec victory over her closest rival. The WJ15 quad of Natalie Schoenmakers, Beatrice Bethnal, Ella McKay, Mia Vickermann and cox Daisy Rolstone where first from a reasonable field of 12 boats with a 27 sec victory over local rivals Marlow.
The WJ14’s had three boats racing in the morning division, the boat of Anya Marston, Ailish Harkin, Lucy Jones, Sophie Graham and cox Francesca Whittle, had a good solid row to win by 11secs over a strong crew from City of Bristol.
The J16 -J18 boys squad had crews in four events taking a win in the quads and a 3rd place in the doubles. The J18 quad was a mix of J16, J17 and J18 boys and were locked in a battle the whole course with Wallingford eventually beating them by 4 seconds. The winning crew was John Yolland, James Wallace, Alex Carr and Dan Crick.
A very creditable third place was hard fought by John Yolland and Ollie Taylor in the J18 doubles whilst in the J16 singles Soren O’Connor, Dan Crick and Cameron Seager achieved 7th, 8th and 12th respectively from a field of 31 scullers.
The biggest entry of the day was in the J18 singles with 72 competitors. Henley Rowing Club fielded 9 scullers of which 3 came in the top ten and all of them came in the top half. Stand out performances came from Seth O’Connor (4th) Grant Taylor (8th) and Joe Long(9th).