Plenty of sunshine and hardly any wind meant ideal racing conditions for the rowers and it was great to see the hard work in training paying off. Saturday and Sunday were raced as separate regattas with crews placed in divisions in their respective events. Normally regattas have heats on Saturday and then finals on Sunday, but this new format meant that everyone got between 3 – 6 races across the two days.
The Novice boys took to the water in their first ever race on Saturday and managed to get down the 2km course in 6th place in the boys Intermediate Octuple. They were racing in a slightly tougher category before their main event, the Novice Octuple, where they finished 4th in Division 2.
A few other highlights from Saturday was the 3rd place finish in the A final of the men’s Club coxless pair by Alex Tooman (Year 12, Selwyn) and Cameron Abel (Year 12, Major), and three King’s eights finishing in 2nd place in Division One and 1st and 3rd in Division Two.
For more detailed results please click here.
A new day and another opportunity to get out on the water and improve on Saturday’s results. The King’s College crews did not disappoint! The Novice boys were starting to find their feet and finished second in Division 1 of the Novice Octuple event, just behind Auckland Grammar and ahead of Hamilton Boys. Te Aria Jackson (Year 12, Marion Bruce) had a fantastic row in the Women’s Intermediate single scull and also finished second in Division One.
The Senior boys were in fine form on Sunday securing a first place in the Men’s Intermediate Coxed four, Men’s Intermediate Coxed quad and the Men’s Intermediate Coxed eight!
Men’s Intermediate Coxed four:
Freddie Eadie (Year 10, School), Georg Dalgleish (Year 11, Greenbank), Edward Holdsworth (Year 11, Selwyn), Thaddie Cryer (Year 10, St John's) and Oliver Horton (Year 10, Major)
Men’s Intermediate Coxed quad:
Cole Barfoot (Year 11, Marsden), Jack Mitchell (Year 11, Averill), Lewis Mazza-Carson (Year 10, Peart), Tyler Wright (Year 12, Greenbank) and Charles Couillault (Year 11, Selwyn)
Men’s Intermediate Coxed eight:
Mandela McKree-Jansen (Year 12, Boarding), Tyler Wright, Cole Barfoot, Jack Mitchell, Lewis Mazza-Carson, Baxter McGillivray (Year 11, Averill), Callan Ogilvie (Year 10, School), Hugo Hay (Year 11, Selwyn) and Oliver Horton (Year 10, Major)
For Sunday’s results please click here.
Overall, a very good weekend’s racing and a great way to start the season.