(Pictures courtesy of Peregrine Rowse)
Radley entered two coxed fours in the prestigious Head of
the Charles Regatta held in Boston, USA on the weekend of Sunday, October 18th.
This is the biggest two-day rowing event in the world, attracting 11,000
competitors from all over the world and 400,000 spectators. There were also a
number of schools from the UK taking part.
The two Radley fours achieved excellent results, finishing 5th
and 7th out of the 85 crews in their division. Before last year, our
best ever result in this event was 7th overall from the top boat and
36th from the 2nd boat: so to get two crews in the top 10
was an excellent achievement by the boys. Only one other UK school managed to
get a crew into a top 10 position in the regatta.
The coxes, Felix White and Matthew Dawson, played a
particularly important role in what is regarded as one of the most challenging
events to cox, with the numerous bridges and large number of crews.
It was also good to see a number of ORs racing in the event
– Tom George was stroking the Princeton 1st VIII, which finished in
6th place overall and Ollie Wynne-Griffith and Charlie Elwes were in
the winning Yale 1st VIII (below) – an amazing achievement.
Ist Four: Matthew
Dawson (cox), James
Brocklebank-Fowler (stroke), Oscar Perry
Murrell (2), Miles Rowse
2nd Four: Felix Adams
(cox), Louis Hazell
Elwes (3), Max Hobhouse