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National Schools' Regatta
Bryanston rowers took part in the National Schools' Regatta at the end of half term and achieved some fantastic results.
On Friday the J14s raced over 1000m. The boys' B quad qualified for the A/B semi-finals and progressed to the A final, finishing in a well deserved 4th place. The boys' A quad qualified for the C final, which they won comfortably, proving that they are capable of rowing in the A/B semi-finals, while the girls' quad missed qualifying for the side-by-side racing by one agonising place. Given that this was the first race for this group of rowers, it was a very pleasing result and demonstrated great potential.
On Saturday the J15 4+ qualified for the A/B semi-finals. They then progressed to the B final where they finished 5th, meaning they finished a creditable 12th overall. The boys' 1st VIII qualified for the D final where they finished 3rd. Their final race was their best race so far this year and saw them finish 27th overall. Although this will not be enough for a direct Henley Royal Regatta qualification, it does show that qualification is a real possibility this year.
On Sunday the J16 Boys' 4+ qualified for the A/B semi-finals and then progressed to the B final. Three races in one day was probably a step too far for them and tired legs resulted in a 7th place. The J16 girls' quad qualified for the C final, where they just missed out on 5th place. The 1st VIII boys moved into a 4+ for the Sunday where they qualified for the C final and finished 5th.
These are a fantastic set of results and all the pupils involved should be extremely proud. Congratulations to you all!