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Head of the Charles Regatta

Head of the Charles Regatta

(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.

Radley Crews:

Ist Four: Matthew Dawson (cox), James Brocklebank-Fowler (stroke), Oscar Perry (3), James Murrell (2), Miles Rowse (bow)

2nd Four: Felix Adams (cox), Louis Hazell (stroke), Freddie Elwes (3), Max Hobhouse (2), Joshua Bowesman-Jones (bow)

 

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