JIRR Report – J16 4+

This fine morning, the tunes were flowing in the mini bus like the love for rowing flows through our veins! We arrived at the course really excited for the first regatta of the year.

As we saw the course in Nottingham, there was a naughty tailwind. The first challenge of the day came when we had to locate the boat, but then we spotted the one and only Zooooooooooomis, aka Numismatica!!

As the WJ15 4+ were racing first, we helped them rig their boat so that they had no drama before racing. The girls did a great job in their first race, coming 7th, this put them as the fastest qualifier for the B Final. The girls crew continued with their good form and won their final by 10 seconds to the next crew. It was a really impressive performance.

We have really made an effort in the J16 4+ to build some crew cohesion, this included buying some new matching red slides! We laid down a solid performance in the heats, coming 2nd, this qualified us for the A Final in our event. We knew that we could improve on our performance going into the final. In the final we executed our race plan perfectly, making sure we focused on putting a good sprint finish together, we finished 3rd winning a bronze medal, just 0.02s off winning silver. 

Overall a strong days racing from both crews and many gains are to be made before National Schools’ Regatta. A big thanks to Mr Kempsell and Miss Bruce for all their support today.

Lots of Love, Hodgy, Mulk and Auts!



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