Winners of the Victoria trophies: George Patterson and Lettie Tay
The Boat Club’s annual Victoria, Sabrina and Williams Sculls took place in warm sunshine on Saturday 21st September. Whilst most of our racing is in larger boats (and for the boys, sweep boats) this early season test in single sculls gives members of the Club a good opportunity to pit themselves against one another - and to gain some points for their houses.
The Victoria category is for rowers from the Sixth Form. The boys’ trophy was first awarded in 1897 (to N.G.B. Halhead of Moser's Hall). This year the event was dominated by Lower Sixth oarsmen, with George Patterson (R) taking the title, Toby Thomas (SH) coming second and Alex Powell (M) in third place. The girls' trophy may be a much more recent addition, but it was hotly contested. Mary Sidney Hall swept the top three positions: Lettie Tay winning in a new record time, Lizzie Collins in second place and Isobel Tennison-Collins coming third.
The Sabrina category is for the Fifth Form. It was won this year by Henry Thomas (Ch), whose time placed him an extremely impressive second overall.
Barnaby Fox (PH) added the Williams title (for Fourth Form boys) to the Junior Williams title he won last year, but he was pushed by Harry Marshall (SH).
This year’s Junior Williams event was won by Ed Lewis (Rb).
Below: Henry Thomas (winner of the Sabrina), Barnaby Fox (winner of the Williams) and Ed Lewis (winner of the Junior Williams)