Reading Small Boats Head

The J15-18 boys squad from Henley Rowing Club had an excellent set of wins for every year group at Reading Small Boats Head on Saturday.

Alasdair Roy, who has been invited to the GB Junior Potential Camp in Nottingham in late October, won the J18 single sculls by a margin of 11.5 seconds with an attacking performance from the off. His winning time would have given him victory in IM1 singles. The J17 quad of Harry Farley, Lucas Ovsyannikov, Alexander Meyer-O’Kane and Alasdair Roy were fastest in J17 4x- and their time was faster than any of the J18 quads.

The J16 quad of Jack Broadbent,Thomas Frost, Simranjit Sandhu and Sebastian Meyer-O’Kane sculled a well paced race overhauling a quad from Hinksey Sculling School in the second half to win their category.

In their first race of the season the J15 Boys put down a marker by winning their coxed quad event against 11 other crews and by putting in a strong and consistent performance with the crew of Anthony Howe, Lachlan Reid, Jack Broadbent, Joe Zolkwer and coxed by Bruce Turnell.

Tony Bailes, junior boys chief coach at Henley, commented that “this great set of wins will be a good morale boost ahead of the hard training through the winter needed to bring more success in next summer’s regattas.”