More news from Marlow Town Regatta 13th June…
Some more news on the developing Junior boys squad who are building up experience for the seasons to come.
Junior boys golds at Marlow Town
An excellent regatta for the J15-18 boys squad with 3 wins and 3 more crews reaching finals. Lucas Ovsyannikov won novice 1x, narrowly beating his fellow club sculler, Ross Taylor in the final, a race in which no quarter was given!
Both J15 doubles stormed to victory in their respective divisions against quality opposition including medal winners from the recent National Schools Regatta.
Lachlan Reid and Bruce Turnell attacked from the “go” and led Falcon RC across the line by a length. Anthony Howe and Jack Broadbent sculled powerfully, dominating their race with Claire’s Court second, 3 lengths back.
In J16 2x Cameron Jones [still a J15] and Charlie Rollet-Manus reached the final, but despite sculling exceptionally well as a new combination, lost out in a tough race to Windsor Boys School, gold medal winners at National Schools Regatta.
Henley’s J15 4+ rowed up a status in J16 4+. Remarkably the crew reached the final by beating half of St Paul’s School J16 1st 8, but couldn’t repeat their performance in the final, losing out to Hampton School and another St Paul’s crew. The crew was Bruce Turnell, Cameron Jones, Jack Broadbent , Joe Zwolker and Lachlan Reid.
… and back to Reading Amateur Sunday 14th June
The J17 2x of Lucas Ovsyannikov and Harry Farley reached the final, challenged well over the first half of the course, before losing out to a strong Leander combination.
Three of the club’s strong boy’s J15 squad tried their hand in J15 1x. All three scullers, Cameron Jones, Bruce Turnell and Anthony Howe won their first round heats. Bruce and Anthony sculled against each other in a semi-final, both boys fighting ever stroke, with Bruce narrowly coming out on top by a length, unfortunately going on to the final to be beaten by an experienced sculler from Reading.
At the end of a long weekend of great competition I am delighted that the crews competed very well. Tony Bailes, Junior Coach