03 Feb 2021

Wednesday 03 February 2021

The North Island Rowing Championships were held this past weekend at a very warm and at times very windy, Lake Karapiro.


The team performed incredibly well despite the tired bodies as a result of a tough training camp which was held the week before.

Jack Mitchell was the first A finalist to take to the water. Jack rowed a very mature race and crossed the line to take first place, just under 3 seconds ahead of the competitor from West End RC (St Peter’s Auckland).  

The U15 boys quad of L. Upton, C. Law, A. Shannon, B. Thomas and C. Spittal had a cracking row in their A final and managed to secure a well-deserved silver medal. They just missed out on gold by 0.5 of a second!

C. Abel, J. Trusler, C. Finlayson, H. Hay and J. Chapman raced in the A final of the Men’s Intermediate Coxed Four. The crew led from start to finish and crossed the line to take gold ahead of the crew from Mercer Rowing Club.

In total King’s had 14 crews in A finals and 7 crews in B finals.

Special mention should go to Te Aria Jackson who finished 4th in her A final narrowly missing out on a bronze medal by less than 0.5 of a second!

The boys U18 eight rowed a great race and finished 5th in the A final, 14 seconds behind Auckland Grammar School who finished first. AGS have been tipped as the one of the favourites to win the Maadi Cup this year and it’s encouraging to see the gap between the top five crews closing as we approach the pointy end of the season!

Overall, a great effort from the team over the past few weeks. Our next regatta is a local one, The Head of the Harbour Regatta at Lake Pupuke on the 13th of February. If you are not busy that day, please pop out to support the team. I know they would love to see you there!

For a comprehensive list of this weekend’s results please click here.

Brendan Boreham
Head of Rowing

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