The 2016 Buffalo Regatta Tour was a great success this year as the College squad of 30 rowers took to the Buffalo River in East London to compete against the top crews in South African rowing. Some of the top rowing schools and clubs from Gauteng, the Eastern Cape, Natal and the Western Cape competed in the 57th Selborne Sprints Regatta and the 129th Buffalo Regatta in a weekend of fiercely competitive racing.
Despite the windy conditions, the College crews fared well to qualify for 17 places in finals at the Selborne Sprints Regatta on the Friday and 13 places in finals at the Buffalo Regatta on the Saturday. These included gold in the Women’s Second Doubles, Silver in the Women’s u15 single, double and quad and silver in the u16 men’s double.
These results are very exciting with the SA Schools Championships taking place in Pretoria from 6-8 March.