Success for England at Home International Regatta as Senior women and Junior rowers win their matches
England’s senior women, junior men and junior women won their matches at the Home International Regatta in Cork, with lots of exceptional performances from the nation’s rowers across the day
By Tim Liversage, England Team manager
“England’s Juniors produced some fantastic racing and went on to win both the Junior Women’s and Junior Men’s trophies. Highlights from the junior events included Catherine and Gemma King retaining their JW2- title for England; Joe Willis from Leander Club rowing through the Scottish sculler in the last 50m of his race; and the boys and girls quadruple sculls and eights, who the Irish commentators referred to as some of the best drilled crews of the day.
“The highlight of the event for me was the effort from the England Senior Women’s Team. In particular, the quad and the eight. With wins from Camilla Plumb single, Annie Campbell-Orde & Sophie Connolly double sculls & Katie Potter and Kate Wagstaff in the lightweight pair, the match was tied and came down to the last race. The eight responded to the added pressure and beat Ireland to win their match.
“England placed third in the senior men’s match with a win for the men’s captain, Ash Cowley from Molesey BC in the LM1x. The men’s four, with Hugo Storey, Sam Baker, Matthew Thoumine & Luca Nicolaou, came second; a great achievement for lightweights in a heavyweight event.
“A personal thanks to all coaches, equipment managers and supporters for their involvement with the England Team this year.
“Thank you to all the volunteers and Kieran Kerr, the Irish event organiser, for hosting such an exciting event.
“I look forward to HIR 2019 in Strathclyde next year.”