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The Boat Club Annual Erg and Social Evening

The Boat Club Annual Erg and Social Evening

The Boat Club Annual Erg and social evening was a tremendous success with our largest participation to date, with over 130 people joining in the fun. Largely due to a tremendous effort in pulling together some fantastic prizes for both the silent auction and the raffle, but also boosted by the not insubstantial takings at the bar, the event raised c£5,000 of much needed funds for  GMSBC .

The races were handicapped and certainly a number of the senior teams had very high hurdles to overcome to make progress. The eventual winners were 5 members of the Year 9 boys squad: Harry Weaver-Poole, George Holder, Joel Hammond, Lewis Watts and  Cathan McMahon-Tynan.

Wallingford Regatta on Sunday 30th April

This is the first of the three major regattas held at Dorney during the summer term, and it always attracts a very strong field . Our top girls eight were, sadly, rejected by the regatta due to too many entries in their event.

However, the boys top eight did race in the morning. In their semi-final they established a one length lead over a very tight field by the 1500m mark. Thinking they had done enough to qualify for the final they allowed some of the competing crews come back at them and Shiplake just pushed them into second place, beating them by 0.8 secs. Their semi-final was considerably faster than the earlier one, but, sadly, weather conditions and bad regatta organisation meant the final was cancelled. This meant the semi-final result stood meaning they missed out on a pot this time. The full breakdown of times for their race are given below:

The Girls Quadruple Scull, in the afternoon, had to be run as a time trial due to further computing problems and deteriorating weather. While this is not the main focus for the girls this half of term, they put in an excellent performance coming fourth, 0.10 sec behind St Pauls and 1 second off being second overall.

Marlow Spring regatta

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