17 October 2016

Rowing – Knysna Regatta report


22 Somerset College crews came in the to

Somerset College Rowing Club started the October part of the rowing season off with a sizeable bang with the crews putting in some very decent racing at the first two regattas on the Western Cape rowing calendar. The weather at both regattas was perfect, a nice change to the wind we have seen this time of year for the last few years, and many of the crews took advantage of this.

At Knysna, the new boys on the block – the U15 Boys – had some exciting racing in the singles with Diego Cost and Matthew Apel and with some very convincing wins in the single scull heats. This was the first tour regatta for these boys so the composure was good to see. Secondly, Aninke Burger showed her stripes by winning a first place in the U19 Girls second single sculls event where her commitment to training through the winter season really paid off. This was especially impressive as she is an U16 participant.  She also won gold medals in the U19 Women’s first doubles event, U19 Women’s first quads event and the U16 Girls single scull event.

In summation – Knysna Midway Regatta:

22 Somerset College crews came in the top 3 in their races.

11 Somerset College crews placed first.