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.
Junior challenge quads this year looks like it is going to be a very interesting race. There are many standout crews that have performed solidly in the few earlier races this year but with it being so early on any crew could come out of nowhere and surprise everyone.
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 British Rowing Senior Championships kicks off this weekend, with famous rivals already eager to prove their place and put their name in the mix for the year ahead. With this event officially tagged onto the end of last season, it is at a weird part of the season for clubs that have taken a serious break over summer, most notably academic institutions. We might see the rise of more local clubs take stronger spots at this event, after a summer of training, rather than a summer off the water.