25 January 2016

Rowing – U14 Novice Regatta – Eikenhof Dam – 23 January

Somerset College Rowing Club started the main part of the rowing season off with a sizeable bang with the crews putting in some very decent racing at the first regatta on home soil. The weather was perfect, a nice change to the wind we have had for the last few weeks and many of the crews used this to their advantage. While there were many thrilling races throughout the day, two stood out. The new boys on the block – the Boys U14B quad – snuck in for a very close second place, pipping SACS in the final sprint for the line. Secondly, Andries Burger showed his stripes by collecting a second place in the U19 Boy’s single scull with his commitment to training through the holiday really coming through.

With regard to results, Somerset College Rowing club had a tremendous regatta, winning 11 of the 22 races that were entered.  The girl’s side of the club became somewhat of an unstoppable force at the small regatta winning 96% of their events. The Open girls lead from the front in this with these girls coming in 1st, 2nd and 3rd positions in each of the events they were entered in.

In summation:

14 medals were awarded to the new U14 Girl’s age group for their stellar racing throughout the day.

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

11 Somerset College crews placed first.

Once again the ‘products’ of the Somerset College Rowing Club speak for themselves.

Bevan Stephens

Novice regatta 2016 Results