Assembly Post – Hampton Head & Head of the Nene

The rowing club had an excellent weekend with 10 VIII’s representing the club at the Head of the Nene in Peterborough and Hampton Head in London. Both events are the first national level events of the season and saw the crews competing against the top rowing schools in the country.

In division 1 at Hampton Head the third form octuples made an excellent start to their rowing careers. The girls came a credible 6th place, the boys octuples came 3rd and 4th in an event which had 23 crews.

In division 2 the girls 1st VIII came fourth in the under 18 category, this is the first time the King’s School has boated a girls 1st VIII and it is an encouraging start to beat some established schools in their first race.

The Under 15 girls VIII came 5th in their division. The Under 15 boys dominated the J15 event. The J15 1st VIII came 1st in the 1st VIII’s division, beating 17 other 1st VIII crews. The J15 2nd VIII came 2nd in the 2nd VIII’s division by 0.4 of a second, the J15 3rd VIII came 10th in the same category.

At the Head of the Nene in Peterborough the boys 1st VIII raced well to finish 3rd in the under 18 competition, loosing out to Abingdon and Eton but beating St Pauls school. The Under 16 VIII won the under 16 category with a convincing 15 second gap

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