Gold and New Course Record at National Schools' Regatta 2012June 2012
Held in Nottingham annually the National Schools’ Regatta is the largest regatta for juniors in Great Britain. It offers events for junior rowers between J14 and J18 over three days at the national water sports centre (NWSC). This year between Friday 1-Sunday 3 June, the seven Canford crews showed their worth by reaching four finals.
The most notable Canford crew was the girls' quadruple sculls (JW4x) who won the Championship event, probably the most hotly contested event at NSR this year. Lauren Fry, Olivia Howes, Natasha Howes and Anastasia Chitty took an early lead and by the first 500m were one length clear of the chasing field. Canford maintained their lead to a 1000m. Nottingham, Latymer, Headington, Tideway Scullers and Sir William Borlase schools were closing and with 500m to go Anastasia at stroke pushed on to victory. Gold for Canford and a new course record. This win for the girls will stand them in good stead for the new invitation event at Henley Royal regatta this month.
The J15 Boys VIII gained a bronze by the narrowest of margins and the senior VIII lost the bronze by about the same amount. Canford's J16 boys' VIII came 5th.
Other notable Canford crews were the girls' coxed four, the boys' Shell Octuples eight and Jonathon Naylor in the J15 boys single sculls.
For full results please visit www.canford.com/rowing
Reporting by Ian Dryden - Head Coach