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Success at Henley Women's Regatta

Edinburgh University Boat Club secured victory in the 'Frank V Harry Cup' for Development Coxed Fours at Henley Women's Regatta this weekend.

Edinburgh Rowers on the water

Henley Women's Regatta

Edinburgh University Boat Club were represented by twenty eight athletes across the three days of racing at Henley Women's Regatta. The worlds largest women only regatta, held on the famous stretch of the river Thames in Henley,  forms the highlight of many rowers seasons with the opportunity to take on the best crews from across the UK and beyond in one-on-one knockout racing. 

Aspirational and Championship competition

Our senior rowers were spread across a number of 'Championship' and 'Aspirational' categories, and after all successfully negotiating preliminary Time Trials it was our prospective Great Britian Under 23 International Hannah Supple who progressed furthest, only falling at the semi-final stage in the Championship Double Sculls.

Our flagship Championship Eight lost a tight race to the ever powerful Oxford Brookes, who would also knock out our Aspirational Coxless Four, whilst London Rowing Club got the better of our Championship Coxless Four.

Success in the Frank V Harry Cup

Success was to come, almost inevitably, from our all conquering Beginner Women's squad, racing in the 'Frank V Harry Cup' for Development Coxed Fours. With two crews entered, they both progressed seamlessly through the rounds until they met each other in the semi finals, guaranteeing Edinburgh presence in the medal finals once again. 

A dominant performance in the final ensured that our Beginner Women would complete a season 'Quadruple' of major victories at BUCS Head, The Women's Head of the River, BUCS Regatta and now Henley Womens Regatta.  An outstanding achievement reflective of the clubs commitment to providing opportunities for young athletes to take up the sport and excel.

Under the expert and careful guidance of Michael Hughes, Edinburgh continues to enhance its already unparalleled reputation as the best club to take up rowing in the UK.

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