7 golds, 3 silvers and 5 bronze medals rounded off OBUBC’s best ever BUCS Regatta this weekend. Entering one of our largest squads to date, the boat club endured testing conditions over the 3 days of racing, to come away with wins in five Championship events – most notably both the Men’s and Women’s 8+ events. This is the first time ever BROOKES|Rowing have taken home both crowns, with the women’s 1st VIII winning theirs by an emphatic 10 seconds over Cambridge, London and Newcastle.
Day 2 saw a flurry of medals in the space of 30 minutes, with OBUBC taking home gold in Women’s Championship 8’s, Men’s Championship 4- and 4+, and all the Intermediate 4+ medals on offer. It was a fantastic moment for the club, as one crew left the medal pontoon with their golds, three crews waiting to receive theirs, and all watching the final crew storming home to their gold medal.
Day 3 brought to a close an extremely successful regatta for the Club, as the women’s 1st VIII brought home two more medals in the form of Championship 4- gold, and Championship 4+ bronze. Women’s Coach Allan French said,
It’s great to see every athlete that raced this weekend going home with at least one medal, and it’s a testament to the strength of our women’s squad, and the hard work they’re putting in.
With races coming thick and fast now the summer regatta season is fully underway, the Boat Club will head to Ghent Regatta in Belgium next weekend, among entries from five other countries and National teams.