Posted October 30, 2016 by Tom Werner
The second round of the Sunday Rowing League was another hugely entertaining and successful event, hosted by Staines Boat Club on Saturday (yes, we know it’s the Sunday rowing league!) 22nd November.
Once again, Hillingdon put in a great effort on the day, coming joint second, equal with a Marlow team and just behind Goring, who are setting themselves up to be very strong competition indeed.
Well done to all those who took part, Tom, Laura, Ed, Colette, Joely, Paul, Lynda and Peter. Although the schedule showed us doing eight races, unfortunately all teams only managed to complete six of those due to dusk creeping up on us, but we ended up winning five out of the six. Undoubtedly the best race was the all ladies crew we sent out, which won an exciting race by no more than about six inches!
Staines Boat Club put on a great event with hot food and a bar after we had finished racing. Paul Lorenzato was there to officiate, unfortunately for the last time, as he has taken on a new role within British Rowing.
The next event is our own, at Hillingdon Rowing Club on the 20th November. It would be good to get two teams for this one, which will be a skills event, and we have been given the go-ahead to use the HOAC quads. We are already organising this event and will be looking for volunteers to help on the day, as well as participants.