VLC Regatta 2018

1 February 2018

VLC Report 2018 While the u14 age group did not return with any medals, their performance exceeded expectations, given the short amount of time they have been rowing. The age group took heed of important lessons and gained much needed experience at their first national regatta, ahead of Western Cape Championships later this month, and South African Schools Championships in early March. Notable performances were achieved by: Noah du Randt in the single scull, who placed ninth amongst those who competed; as well as the u14 A Quadruple Sculls (Quad) of du Randt, Rodinis, Freddy, and Barton. The U15s experienced a successful regatta beginning with Matthew Lewis and Sebastian Sturrock who hurtled down the water and ended off a respectable 10th out of 20 crews in their division. Next up were the A sculls which allowed Thomas Forbes and Chris Pittaway an opportunity to test their skills against one another and of course the other participating schools. Thomas and Chris came 9th and 18th respectfully. James Clarke finished off the day’s fill of single sculling races with a worthy performance that the coaches are certainly proud of. After some impressive results by the U15 A double and C quad, the A and B quads were given an opportunity to showcase their skills. This resulted in an impressive finish of 4th and 13th. The last event of the day was the U15 Octuple. The crew consisted of Christian Morris, Thomas Forbes, Chris Pittaway, Daniel Nelson, Ben Jack, Matthew Diemont, Ethan Topat, Luca Nicholson and Cameron Toy who impressively managed 2nd place. Despite not achieving the victory, this is still the best performance ever achieved by a Bishops U15 Octuple at the annual VLC Regatta. Congratulations to all athletes who competed, we look forward to your results in regattas to come.