Win for J18 Quad at Nottingham Regatta
On Saturday 13 May Claires Court J18 quad raced at the Nottingham City Regatta. The boys were racing in both Elite & IM2 quads over the course of the day, starting with the Elite quads in the morning, where they came up against a very good crew from the World Class Start GB rowing team development program. With a very strong headwind and being against senior men, the Claires Court were up against it from the start but came away with second in the event and learned some good lessons to put into practice for later that day.
Up next was their heat in the IM2 quads. This was a very strong field, including a very good crew from Lea RC, who have performed very well through the winter. The boys started well, leading by nearly clear water after 300m gone, before a freak wind came and slowed the race to a snail's pace! The boys coped with this well and managed to open up a sizeable lead to take them into the final.
In the final Claires Court went out to an early lead over the men’s crew from Reading, leaving the rest of the field in their wake. These two crews rowed a very close race until the closing stages when Claires Court opened up clear water between the two crews to take a fantastic win. This was great prep for the National School Regatta, which is in two weeks’ time at Dorney Lake.