Sunday 1440: Final - Radley College v Scotch College, Melbourne, Aus
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Saturday: Semi Final - Radley beat Shiplake by 1 length
The Radley College crew produced their best race of the season so far today, in their semi final of the Princes Elizabeth Challenge Cup. It was enough to take them past a very tough and well drilled Shiplake College boat, by a verdict of 1 length.
The race was a real battle, with the Radley boys falling a full boat length behind after 2 minutes of the race had past. At this point Radley found a strong rhythm and halted Shiplake momentum, and began inching back. This was to prove a decisive turning point for the men in Red and White, and the crew continued to pressure their opposition. Closing in on the regatta enclosures, Radley pushed into a lead for the first time in the race and never relinquished that advantage as they pressed into the finishing line. They crossed the line with a win, and an official verdict of 1 length.
It was an extremely gutsy, mature and composed race from the crew, which has earnt them a place in the final against Scotch College, Melbourne, at 2.40pm.
Please can we have as many OR's down to support as possible!
Friday: Heats - Radley beat St Alban's School, USA by 3/4 length
The Radley College 1st VIII, coached by John Gearing, has been having a great week so far at the prestigious Henley Royal Regatta, making their way into the semi finals today, where they will face a strong Shiplake College crew. Shiplake have had a great season themselves, winning the Schools' Head of the River and a National Schools' bronze medal.
However, on route to the semi final, this Radley crew has confidently seen off challenges from Episcopal Academy, USA, St Edwards School, and yesterday St Albans, USA. This has left the crew in confident mood, and they are very much looking forward to the challenge of making Sunday's final, when the race starts at 6.30pm.