Munich Junior International Regatta Girls

Munich Regatta is for many the beginning of the Junior International Racing scene, with many top crews and national teams alike testing their mettle against some of the finest junior athletes around Europe, and in fact, the rest of the world! With entries from Great Britain, Germany, Croatia, Japan, Zimbabwe and 5 others, one can expect exciting racing amongst a very diverse set of crews. 

On the girls sweep side for Munich this year, Henley again have made the cut with Phoebe Snowden representing the club this year. Also with Megan Hewison and Abigail Topp from Aberdeen School Rowing Association and Alexandra Riddell-Webster from the renowned Godolphin and Latymer, the crew will be racing in a coxless 4 in a field of 13. With competition that ranges from 3 Czech national boats, top German clubs and Poland's national side - they will be tested all the way down the 2k course. The  2 athletes from ASRA and after head season will prove to be a strong unit in the 4 after relentless training together. To prove this, the Scottish pair did extremely well at Boston February Assessments this year. They were closely followed by Snowden with her pairs partner Madeline Pollard. However, after consolidating a strong race plan together, the 4 pose one of the largest threats in the field and are definitely making their way into the national and international circuits with dominance.

There will be a livestream of these girl's races on Saturday from the regatta organiser's website:
Heat - Sunday 14:25
Heat - Saturday 8:36
Final - Saturday 12:24
Heat - Sunday 10:41

In the double sculls, Lauren Henry from Leicester RC and Olivia Morgan from Shiplake College represent the GB team along with Emma Dabinet and Jessica Read, and Emily Keen and Ella Stanhope racing in doubles before joining to make up the GB Quad. With 3 GB doubles in the large field 20 (with entries from as far as Japan) the girls are in with the best athletes on the circuit and potential the Olympic scene in the future games. In the GB February assessments, Dabinet and Read placed 3rd and 15th respectively. Henry and Morgan 1st and 5th. Keen and Stanhope 10th and 12th. Therefore, GB definitely have the depth and ability to put in amazing performance when it counts. Munich allows for further recognition of the juniors on the international circuit and gives them a primary taste of the future of the scullers. The quad faces a straight final against the national teams of Japan, Austria, Czech Republic and Poland (one of the only races in the regatta with no German crews.) With so many countries putting their top boats in one race, it will be well worth the watch.

There will be a livestream of these girl's races on Saturday from the regatta organiser's website:
Heat - Saturday 8:00
Final - Saturday  11:48
Heat - Sunday 10:13
Final - Saturday 17:48
Heat - Sunday 7:45
Final - Sunday 16:13

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