Fastest Four Times in Club History

On the Saturday of Ghent Regatta Henry Swarbrick, Morgan Bolding, Rory Gibbs and Oliver Wilkes won the men’s coxless fours by 0.32 seconds. On Sunday, the new combination of Ed Grisedale, Quentin Antognelli, Henry Swarbrick and Oliver Wilkes rowed a sensational race to cross the line 2.49 seconds in front in a time of 5:53.31. This is believed to be the fastest time ever rowed by a British coxless four outside of the national team, also breaking the Ghent course record by 11 seconds.

The men’s eights finished with a 1-2 on both days. On Sunday, the 1st 8 set a new all time club record and broke the Ghent course record in 5:30.28. Notably, the Temple Eight finished in 5:33 on both days- the fastest a BROOKES|Rowing Temple eligible crew has ever rowed.

The women also broke the women’s club record in the women’s eight in a time of 6:29.71, winning a silver medal in a strong field. Earlier in the day the women’s double finished in bronze medal position and the women’s quad pushed hard for the gold medal, eventually finishing just behind the top spot with a silver.

Moving into Sunday the women were back on the podium with silver and 4th place in the Women’s doubles event, 3rd in the Women’s eight then crowning the weekend with a gold medal in the coxless four in another club record time of 6:47.94- winning two lengths clear of a stacked field. Over the whole weekend the women’s squad medalled in every category they entered.

BROOKES|Rowing next race at Ratzeburg Regatta and the Metropolitan Regatta on 2-3 June.


Full results below:


M8+ 5:32.60 (Gold)
M8+ 5:33.18 (Silver)
M4- 6:18.54 (Gold)
M4- 6:22.1 (Bronze)
W8+ 6:29.71 (Silver)
W4x 7:10.17 (Silver)
M2x 7:26.13 (Silver)
W2x 7:38.92 (Bronze)


M8+ 5:30.28 (Gold)
M8+ 5:33.30 (Silver)
M4- 5:53.31 (Gold)
M4- 6:02.80 (Bronze)
W4- 6:47.94 (Gold)
MB2x 6:57.46 (Gold)
W2x 7:23.35 (Silver)
W8+ 6:34.28 (Bronze)