Henley Rowing Club’s J18 4x warmed up for this year’s Fawley Challenge Cup at Henley Royal Regatta with a dominant win at Metropolitan Regatta at Dorney on Saturday 2nd June 2018.
The crew of Ethan O’Connor, Bruce Turnell, Balthasar Issa and Lewis Howlett racing in J18 4x had a comfortable 2 length win in their heat, but raised the quality of their performance further in the final.
They executed their race plan clinically, establishing a fast, but sustainable race pace …
They executed their race plan clinically, establishing a fast, but sustainable race pace at 250 gone, then surging into a length’s lead over Globe by 750 gone. Henley extended that lead to just under 2 lengths by 1500 metres, then quickened again to win in the fast time of 6:16 by 2 and a third lengths from Globe, Neptune and Marlow.