A weekend of excellent racing conditions drew to a close at Women's Henley Regatta 2009 yesterday. Minerva Bath did rather well!
With 5 women in 5 events the chances of some good results were high. To cut a very long story short, basically, Vicky was knocked out in the semi's of Elite Singles, Gemma made the final of Elite Eights but was beaten by Yale and every other boat won. An impressive set of results all round.
First win of the day was Gemma's Elite Coxed Four.
Second win was Lucy and Anna's Senior Double.
Third win was Helen in the Senior Singles.
All rather impressive really.
Gemma and Vicky now go into the mix with some 'seat racing' at the end of the week at Caversham with the other Under-23's. Helen, Lucy and Anna have started some frantic, last-minute training in a quad for Henley Royal Regatta where they are entered into the Princess Grace Challenge Cup for Women's Quads. They will have to go through the Qualifiers on Friday where 3 crews will go through from the 10 required to qualify. Their time trial will start at 1830hrs this Friday if anyone wants to come and give them a shout!
The Amateur Rowing Association's World Class Start Scheme sponsored by Siemens is a unique talent identification and development scheme. The programme is funded by UK Sport with Lottery money and since 2006 is sponsored by Siemens. The programme at Bath has identified four athletes for Great Britain teams in the past five years including one U23 World Champion. The athletes in Bath train at the University of Bath and at Minerva Bath Rowing Club. For more information on this article or the World Class Start Programme please contact Paul Stannard, Performance Development Coach, GB Rowing: email@example.com