Last week we held our very own annual Sculling Championships, a great opportunity to bring the whole Rowing Club together and have some fun on the river!
The King’s School Rowing Club (KSRC) welcomed rowers of all ages who raced the notorious pudding race course (300 metre sprint) on the River Dee. Weather and conditions were fantastic after some early rain, a perfect setting for some rowing fun!
The event was a fundraiser for the KSRC and we had a fantastic turnout of both girls and boys from J14 to J18. Five mixed octuples raced at full throttle aiming to become the KSRC champions!
Our newly inducted J14s rose to the challenge extraordinarily well and this event gave them an insight into the look and feel of summer racing. After numerous rounds of tough competition, the newly-crowned Sculling Champions for 2017 are:
Alasdair Daniels (cox), James Clark, Lily Wood, Dan Roberts, Will Standing, James Henry, Eleanor Heritage, Giorgio Poletti and Archie Barker.
As well as the on-water activities, we also held the much anticipated KSRC bake-off. Many of the rowers baked a cake which would be marked on both creativity and technical difficulty. We had a fantastic turnout of delicious cakes and were spoilt for choice to pick a winner.
We are proud to announce the winner was Madeline Ellis (J15) with an exceptional runner up of Lily Wood (J14). Louis Corrigan (J15) was awarded the prize for the best-tasting bake of the day for his wonderful chocolate and raspberry creation. Well done to all our bakers – we had no idea there was such culinary talent amongst our rowers!
A great morning for everyone involved with lots of fun, and also thoroughly worthwhile as we managed to raise over £500 for the Rowing Club. We hope to see everyone back next year with a chance to become the 2018 Champions!