Having trained valiantly through their first term of rowing and with some impressive erg scores in
the boat hopes were high running into the boy’s first race. A well rehearsed race start shot the boys
out in front of ICSM’s first boat where they remained to win the race. The second race against Vets
started equally strongly, but unfortunately a blade escaped a gate on stroke side and even with a
valiant come back the race was lost. The boys did however win their repecharge final to secure a
solid third place in their first regatta.
The novice women had a successful first race, having trained hard up to this point and so
beat ICSM by 1/3rd of a length and were though to the finals. This was against Vets but despite
putting in a good effort Vets managed to pull in front mid race and so just beat us. This was not the
result we were looking for and instead of dampening their spirits, it gave them determination to
work harder to win their next races. Despite not winning, their race was a success and the women
are eager to keep rowing for BLBC.