21st – 23rd June 2019
Five of our single scullers took on the beautiful Henley course for Henley Women’s Regatta this year. On Friday morning, they raced the time trial, where Amanda, Caitlin, Ellie and Naomi, entered in ChLwt1x, raced for seeding, and Anneloes, in AspLwt1x, had to come top-50% to progress. Later that afternoon, the heats followed, starting with a dark blue face-off between Amanda and Naomi, who were drawn against each other. Anneloes and Ellie both came out on top of tight races and advanced to the next day. Saturday saw more exciting close racing. The gladiator style one-on-one racing of Henley in the single scull is definitely a mindgame as much as a physical one! Anneloes won her race and progressed to the semi final on the Sunday, where she was ultimately knocked out by a strong Surrey sculler who went on to win the final. She also managed to lose her seat while lifting her boat off the raft, and went fishing for it assisted by Sir Matthew Pinsent, another highlight of our weekend.
Race report by Anneloes Hoff