National School's Regatta: Girls Championship Coxless Four

On Sunday the Champ Girls 4- will take to Dorney lake to show what they can do. This year the event has 16 boats from all different parts of the UK, both clubs and schools are competing.


Many of the competitors have been putting good performances in other categories like the Champ girls 4+. Henley have shown some good performances in that category. At SHORR, they took the best time in that category. Also, at Wallingford Regatta they took the win again, finishing 12.06 seconds ahead of Marlow. This is a crew who have been competing in a different category at races recently, in the 4-, they are a hopeful medal contender.

Molesey have also followed the path of displaying good results in the 4+ as well. At SHORR, they put a strong performance in the 4+ with a promising time. Though they haven’t competed at many events, they are sure to be ones to watch on Sunday.

Godolphin and Latymer School could possibly be a contender in the final due to a great result they produced at SHORR. They were only 3 seconds being Henley which is a positive result to see at that time in the season. They will be out to show what they can achieve.


Lady Eleanor Holles may be a contender to compete in the final. They have shown some consistent performances in the season so far. Still following the pattern of competing in the 4+ at many races. At Wallingford they put a gutsy performance in the A final of the 4+ so no doubt they will fight hard against their competitors. A special mention goes to Celia Matthew who recently won at Munich regatta in the 4-. With a strong boat, they are sure to be a crew to look out for.

A good crew to look out for are Sir William Perkins School Boat Club who recently showed some good performances recently in different boat types. At junior sculling regatta, some of the crew took a bronze medal in the WJ18 4X- and the following day showed some of their competitors what they are like at Wallingford Regatta. They are a crew that will be good to watch on Sunday.

From looking at the draw, many of the schools and clubs are competing the day before in the champ girls 8+. For example, Bedford Girls school, Latymer Upper school and Pangbourne College. So, it will be interesting to see how they do in the 8+ the day before to see how they do in the different boats.