Henley Women’s Regatta 2022 – Junior 16 Events, Sunday
D16 4+ Semi Finals
Headington RC v Henley RC
At the top of the island, the crew of the Henley led the Headington girls in the first semi-final of the day, tugging to win clear water halfway through. Rowing a technically very neat race, the four Henleys were ahead of the finish line beating Headington’s crew by at least 2 lengths.
Glasgow Academy/George Watson College vs. St. Paul Girls’ School
It was a shaky start for the St. Pauls crew, allowing Glasgow Academy to lead off the island, a display of near-perfect bladework. The St. Paul’s girls weren’t giving up though, and it was neck and neck again at the halfway point. The Scottish crew barely got a head start in the second third of the race, but heading into the closing stages, St. Paul’s were just ahead. Winning by a canvas, the St. Paul girls would face Henley in the final this afternoon.
D16 4x semi-finals
remote control globe against Maidenhead RC
With two J15s in their crew, the Globe girls were just ahead at the end of the island, but Maidenhead was firmly half a length away. Halfway through the Globe crew had managed to retreat to almost a length, a lead they maintained at the finish line.
Henley CR (B) against Wycliffe RC
Early on, the Henley girls were warned to return to their station, but they still drew almost the full length of the Wycliffe crew to the end of the island. After that, the home side were cautioned again, but that didn’t stop them from maintaining their lead beyond the commentary box. Beyond the halfway mark, the Henley crew looked calmer than the Wycliffe girls, rowing efficiently and picking up the pace of their sprint to the line, taking the win by just over a half length.
D16 4+ Final
Henley RC against St. Paul Girls’ School
It was the first final for the St. Paul’s crew in a long time, and they had to work hard to get there. The Henley’s crew had taken a slight lead at the end of the island, which they built up a halfway length. The Henley girls were well connected, but the St. Paul’s crew were also efficient with clean catches, remaining relaxed despite their position. However, the Henley girls continued to draw and put their lead, crossing the finish line two lengths ahead of St. Paul’s to match the National Schools victory in eight.
D16 4x Final
remote control globe v Henley RC (B)
At the end of the island, the Globe crew’s higher rate had given them a slight lead over the Henley B crew. Halfway through, the Globe girls had pulled a length over the home team , stretching what seemed like a comfortable lead to cross the finish line well before the Henley girls.