Cambridge Head, 17th November 2012
Both the boys and girls Junior quads were entered in for the Cambridge Winter Head with some trepidation on Saturday.
On the previous occasion, on their first attempt in the Cambridge Autumn regatta, the boys made a slight detour via the bank, and the girls hadn't raced together before at all... There was also the fact that they were racing at WJ18 and J18 level, with four of the crew being underage.
We needn't have worried, however. Both came back in high spirits, with a win in their respective events, beating several Cambridge based and University crews into the bargain.
The trophies will be sent on to them shortly... A classy hip flask each apparently. Congratulations to them all, as well as coach James, who is as pleased as the fruit punch they will put in the flasks!
We also had the company of the early bird Senior IV, in their first outing, who came a creditable third in their class. It needn't be mentioned how many entries there were, surely.
WJ18 4x Megan, Katy, Olivia & Izzy
J18 4x Chris, Simon, Dylan & Kyle
Report from: Julian Haywood Smith