Kingston and Molesey Regattas
Kingston is one of the unusual 3 abreast races over 1k. Staines set off with 5 boats entered for the first regatta of the year!
The very newly formed Men's Squad made their debut with a coxless 4. They were just pipped into the final by Reading by just a canvas. A fantastic effort by the Men's Squad for their first race together.
The Women's Squad entered 2 doubles and a quad. For 3 of the athletes this was their first race!
The doubles event proved very popular with 18 crews entered. Sadly none of our crews progressed to the finals but they all had a great first race of the season.
The Leisure Rowers entered a Mixed Recreational coxed quad and had a good race but sadly didn't progress to the final
Our Staines Women were out in force at Molesey Regatta entering 5 boats on the Saturday and 3 Junior boats on the Sunday. The Junior Boys entered 1 boat on the Sunday.
The Senior and Masters women raced over a distance of 850m.
In the Senior Women entered two doubles and a quad. The first of the doubles beat AK in their heat progressing through to the Semi Finals where the second double were waiting for their race against the winners of Kingston Vs Walton. Both the Kingston doubles won their heat and came to face the two Staines doubles in the Semi Finals. The first double beat Kingston and the second double lost to Kingston meaning there was yet another Staines Vs Kingston race! In the final our Staines double beat Kingston to claim victory and the Women's Captain Steph's first rowing medal!
Next up was the quad who were bumped straight into the final after their opposition scratched, where they faced AK and claimed another victory for Staines!
Masters Women entered a quad and a double. The quad lost to Mortlake A&A after a gruelling 7second handicap. The double beat AK/Vesta and progressed to the final but lost to Twickenham in the very last (but definitely not least) race of the day.
The Junior's turn at racing at Molesey over a 500m distance.
WJ14 4x+ had a bye through to the semi finals due to Eton Excelsior scratching, they had a fantastic race but lost to Walbrook in the semi final, who then went on to win in the final
WJ15 4x+ put in a good race but lost against Molesey in their heat by only 1 1/2 lengths
WJ16 2x beat Walbrook in their semi and then went on to beat Wimbledon in the final!
OpJ16 4x put up a valiant fight but lost to Walbook in a straight final
Well done to ALL our fantastic athletes, an absolutely brilliant start to a Summer of racing, best of luck to you all for your next races.