11:09AM, Thursday 02 May 2019
Storm Hannah relented sufficiently to allow Windsor Boys’ School crews to claim silver and bronze medals at the Junior Sculling Regatta at Dorney Lake.
The event is one of the biggest on the schools rowing calendar and precedes the National Schools Regatta at the end of May.
Nearly 500 boys and girls crews from all points of the compass descended on Dorney to contest single and crew sculling events through ages u14s to u18s.
Windsor Boys School Boat Club, recognised nationally as one of the leading sculling centres, claimed silver and bronze medals in the J15 coxed quad sculling final.
Watermanship was needed to cope with the wavy water as Windsor’s A team went bow ball to bow ball with Maidenhead Rowing Club in the A final.
In a photo finish Maidenhead’s crew crossed the finish line just 0.6 seconds ahead of Windsor. Windsor’s B crew battled back to claim third by a clear margin.
The club’s strength in depth was further illustrated by Max Griffin-Sadler’s victory in the J15 singles B final. The double of Freddie Pope and Ben Lewin won their C final while Ryan Delaney sculled to an impressive second place in the J17 singles.
The J15 silver medal winning crews featured Marcus Chute (bow), Kyle Macklin, Dylan James, Charlie Warren and Will Par (cox). The J15s bronze medal winners were Freddie Rosen (bow), Robert Jansen-Spence, Dhillon McCulley, Taylor Brown and Xander Walker (cox).
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