Shrewsbury School

RSSBC crews in top racing form at Holme Pierrepont

Monday 22 April 2013

Just over 100 Salopian boys and girls made the trip to Holme Pierrepont on Saturday to compete in a new mulit-lane racing event run jointly between RSSBC and King’s School Chester. Invitations were given to several other Northern rowing schools, giving around 50 eights, octoples, fours and quads.

RSSBC Girls J4X (Near side). J14 Octople (Yellow)RSSBC Girls J4X (near side) and J14 Octople (yellow)

We were greeted by a very pleasant sight in Nottingham: sunshine and a very light headwind – a pretty rare occurrence!

The format of the day was to hold a time trial, after which the crews were divided up into heats of similar speed crews. For example, there could be a girls’ J18 Quad, a J14 Octople, a J15 2nd VIII etc etc, which makes for some very exciting racing indeed! The main point of the day was to introduce crews to multi-lane racing, a very different discipline to the time trialling of the winter months.

Results for RSSBC were strong, with four of our VIIIs in the top seven: 1st, 2nd, J16 and J15.

The Boat Club is now in to serious competition mode, with regattas most weekend leading up to National Schools on 24th – 26th May 24th, the culmination of the season for the majority of our boys and girls.

Paul Manser

Below left - J14 Octuple; middle - J15B VIII (2nd away) and J16B VIII (far side); right - J15s preparing to boat

RSSBC at Holme Pierrepont 20 April 2013

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