Worcester’s WA were up against Trinity’s WB boat for their first race today. As expected, these girls delivered just like they did yesterday. A slow and tricky start had Trinity in the lead but our women were having none of it and with a surge in power they regained the distance and over-took trinity to the delight of the Worcester crowd on BH island. They maintained a lead overlap with a very determined Trinity but these girls know what they’re doing and a final power burst saw them cross the finish line with a win. This win had WA qualify for the next race only an hour later, as the last Worcester boat on the river these girls had a point to prove and after some re-fueling and length stretching these girls got back into the boat to face the dreaded Wolfson WA boat, who had already beaten our WB crew. The start of the race had both crews neck and neck, but unfortunately it wasn’t meant to be and WA did cross the finishing line second and thus ending our Christ Church regatta campaign. Worcester’s WA have lead a valiant campaign during this regatta, you’ve done us proud ladies!
Crew: B- Tori Watson 2- Adriana Gardner 3- Iona Woodward 4- Hannah Senior 5- Fenna van Engelen 6- Leonie Hoff 7- Kriszti Alms S- Anna Herzog
WA raced Pembroke WA. A rocky start and a surge of power from bow side had them crash into a barge, as Pembroke overtook them. But a quick recovery and solid rowing had them catch up but not enough distance meant they lost the race. Despite this, today’s a new day and we’re expecting very positive results from the girls.
The men’s boat established dominance against St Anne’s early into the race. Gentleman as they are, they decided they’d give Anne’s a fighting chance by valiantly catching a crab and falling off of their seats. Sadly these efforts were largely ignored by St Annes and Worcester still won by a convincing 2 lengths.
WB had a really good race despite a bumpy row to the start line (they crashed into the bank, other boats you name it). Looked really good in 8s and smashed Exeter.
WC raced St. John’s, considering this was essentially their 3rd outing, rowing in 8s is a challenge to them. So considering they did this fine for the whole course is an achievement! Few crabs along the way….
High expectations were set by our four amazing crews on Wednesday, but would their streak continue to the next day? Continue reading
Today saw the graduation of our amazing novices – an exciting day dawned for WCBC, only dampened by the river conditions… Here are the race reports from today: