Shrewsbury School

Rowers reach finals at Marlow Regatta

Wednesday 23 June 2021

On Saturday the Senior and J16 Crews raced at the Marlow Regatta.

The Boys 1st VIII were the first Shrewsbury crew on the track in Tier 2 Eights taking on Senior men’s and University Crews. The crew came 4th out of 47 crews in the time trial. In the final they had work to do in the outside wind affected lanes and were disappointed to come in 7th in the A final.

In the afternoon the crew split into two coxed fours in the Tier 2 event. The two crews both progressed to the B final from the time trial. In the final they had a great race over the course to finish second and third with only half a second separating the two Shrewsbury boats.

The Girls 1st VIII had their first race in an eight having previously raced in a quad and four at National Schools. The crew posted a promising time in the time trial coming in second out of seventeen crews. In the A final they confirmed that result placing second again and, in the process, beating the National Schools bronze medallists. The girls will be looking to build on this result in the final week of term at the Henley Women’s Regatta.

The 2nd VIII raced in the Junior Eights category. The crew came 14th out of 52 crews in the time trial. In the B final they came 6th. The J16 VIII came 2nd in their time trial and put in an impressive performance in the final. The crew were pressing the National Schools winners Shiplake hard in the closing stages of the race when disappointingly a rudder failure impacted their steering effectively ending their final charge, but the crew had done enough to secure an impressive second place.

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