The W4- Junior fours is a new category this year so should prove for some interesting entries and results. This means that the junior girls’ fours are no longer condensed into one very competitive category and now they have two categories in which to compete.
The rowing season re-commences in earnest this weekend on the Tideway, where most crews will look to gain valuable experience, if not a medal. At this point in the season, it remains to be seen who is strong and who has work to do, who is J16, who is the firsts, who are fielding parallel crews, so any predictions at this point in time are fraught; but one can certainly say that all crews will be filled with optimism, so hopefully the weather Gods are kind and the racing is on!
The J15 season is a crucial one in the development of junior athletes, as the first in sweep boats for most, and the first year experiencing proper junior racing. With some fierce competition showing at the end of last year, and with less seasoned crews getting more experience under their belts, the 2019 season is shaping up to be a year of fiesty duels on the water between the country’s top rowing schools and clubs.