Schools’ Head of the River and the National Sculling Head

15 March 2018

The Boat Club had a very successful two days to bring the winter head racing season to a climax. 120 boys made the trip to London to race in the two big national events of this term, the Schools’ Head of the River and the National Sculling Head event for J14s at Eton Dorney.

After good preparation, the 1st VIII came 4th in the country in the Championship 8s event, with the 2nd VIII coming 8th in their category. Similarly, it was great to see the J16 ‘A’ crew coming an encouraging 4th in what is always a hotly-contested event, with the J16 Bs coming 3rd in theirs. For the J15s first major outing on the Tideway, the As came 9th and the Bs, Cs and Ds all came third in their events.

At the National Sculling Head, the J14s had a strong showing given their limited water time recently due to the weather. The J14 As came 11th and the Bs, Cs and Ds all finished 4th.

All the boys can be really proud of the way they rose to the occasion and produced their best on the day - a good two days racing had by all. And now it’s back to regular training to prepare the engine for sprint season.

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