Shrewsbury School

RSSBC: A busy and successful weekend of racing

Thursday 7 March 2019

RSSBC crews competed at three different venues last weekend, in the Hammersmith Head, the West Midlands Junior Championships and home time-trials against King's Chester - all valuable preparation for the Schools’ Head and Scullery Head next week.

The winning G1st VIII at Hammersmith Head

The Seniors and J16s travelled to London to compete in the Hammersmith Head. There was a very strong field with most of the crews likely to compete at Schools’ Head in attendance.

  • 1st VIII 5th/9 in Open Eights
  • 2nd VIII 4th/17 in Sch/Jun Eights
  • J16 VIII 7th/22 in J16 Eights
  • G1st 4X 2nd/11 in Sch/Jun Quads
  • G1st VIII 1st/14 in Women’s Development Eights


1st VIII

G1st 4X


The J15s stayed at Shrewsbury and hosted King’s School Chester for an afternoon of racing on the Severn. With the rain holding off, nine crews took to the water to compete in three time-trials in front of a large crowd of parents and supporters on the Boathouse balcony.

The pupils had a fantastic afternoon, as some looked to retain their previous win from last term, others hoped to even the score, and a few enjoyed their first experience of competition.

Shrewsbury A eight took the fastest boys’ time of the day, with the King’s girls’ eight pipping Shrewsbury by three seconds to be the fastest girls’ crew.

We also saw fantastic performances from the Shrewsbury boys’ B eight and the girls’ octuple.

J15 4X at the West Midlands Junior Championships

On Sunday, seven RSSBC crews travelled to Stourport to race in the West Midlands Junior Championships in the hope of gaining selection to represent the region at the Junior Inter-Regional Regatta, which will be hosted in Peterborough on the first weekend in the Summer Term.

The crews put in the Club’s best ever set of results in qualifying the following boats:
J16 8+
J16 4+
J15 4+
J15 4X+
GJ15 4+

GJ15 4X

J16 4+
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