Shrewsbury School

RSSBC: Home Countries Regatta

Monday 11 August 2014

Eight Shrewsbury pupils travelled to Ireland to represent Wales at the Home Countries Regatta held in Cork on Saturday 26th July.

Between them, Niall Barrow, Charlie Clarke, William Angell-James, Rob Homden, William Dodson-Wells, Toby Thomas, George Patterson and Lettie Tay competed in six different events at the Regatta.

The stand-out performances came from the junior men’s coxless four and junior men’s eight. The coxless four made up of Will Dodson-Wells, Toby Thomas, Will Angel-James and Ben Monk (King's Chester) recorded a tremendous win in their event, beating a crew consisting of four of the Eton Henley winning eight. The crew led from start to finish and won the event by an impressive margin.

The eight (consisting of six RSSBC oarsmen) narrowly came second to England. The crew led from the start and were caught in the final stages of the race, where England took the lead in the final two strokes.

It was a great end to the season and the last event for five of the boys who have now finished their time at the School. We wish them all the best for the future.

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