JUNE 22nd was a rather busy day for King’s Ely Rowers as they headed to two regattas – the Senior girls were at Henley Women’s Regatta and all other Rowers were at the St Ives Regatta.

At Henley, our two Doubles of Rahera Greatrex/Rebecca Garrett and Lucy Whiteside/Holly Burke raced down the 1,500m course with the aim of qualifying in arguably what was the toughest Junior category at the event.

The girls produced great rows and executed their race plans well. Needing top 16 spots to qualify, the girls finished 21st and 26th respectively out of 32 – a fantastic effort, especially in a category with six American crews competing.

St Ives was a wonderful event for the King’s Ely Boat Club to finish the Summer term’s racing. The day produced fantastic results across the age ranges from Year 9 all the way through to Year 13.

Mia Gray and Otilia Salgado nearly followed up their win at Marlow by making the final and narrowly losing out to the Isle of Ely Rowing Club – requiring a photo finish to separate the crews!

The Year 10 Boys’ Double produced an all King’s Ely final with Sam Martin and Hector Macdonald producing a solid row but being defeated by Conall Comley and Will Buckingham.

Will White reached the Open Singles’ Final to miss out by just half a length.

Congratulations to all our Rowers for what has been a very successful term’s racing and, as ever, a huge thank you to their parents and families for their excellent support and dedication!

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