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London's performance at Henley Royal Regatta

LRC enjoyed mixed results at this year's Henley which ended on Sunday 2 July 2017.

Wyfold Challenge Cup

London's 'B' four were the fastest non-qualifiers in what was probably the most competitive event at the Regatta.

The 'A' four - the Club's top boat and a selected crew - battled to hard-fought wins on the Wednesday and Thursday before succumbing to a tough Australian crew on the Friday.

Thames Challenge Cup

Two crews were required to go through the Qualifiers.  London 'C' just missed out, but London's 'B' eight did qualify and won their first race against Nottingham & Union, before going out to a strong Oslo crew on the Thursday.

The 'A' eight, who were also a selected crew, suffered sickness on the eve of the Regatta, and lost narrowly to a fine Agecroft crew in the first round, in one of the fastest times of the event this year.  Agecroft went on to the semi-finals.

Visitors' Challenge Cup

Sadly, London's four were no match for Taurus, who beat them quite convincingly in the heats.

Ladies' Challenge Plate

Will Geffen was London's sole representative in the Molesey & LRC composite eight which contested this event, rowing in the bow seat.  They reached the final, but were narrowly defeated by the Oxford Brookes & Taurus composite in a time just short of the record.

The results in full:

Wednesday 28 June

Thames:  Agecroft beat London ‘A’ – verdict ¾ length

                        Barrier: 1:51    Fawley: 3:06   Finish: 6:24

Thames:  London ‘B’ beat Nottingham & Union – verdict 2¾ lengths

                        Barrier: 1:55    Fawley: 3:12   Finish: 6:38

Wyfold:  London beat Quintin – verdict 2¼ lengths

                        Barrier: 1:56    Fawley: 3:16   Finish: 6:48

Visitors: Taurus beat London – verdict 2½ lengths

                        Barrier: 1:56    Fawley: 3:16   Finish: 6:58

Thursday 29 June

Thames: NSR Oslo beat London ‘B’ – verdict 2½ lengths

                        Barrier: 1:51    Fawley: 3:10   Finish: 6:43

Wyfold: London beat Northwich – verdict 1½ length          

                        Barrier: 2:00    Fawley: 3:23   Finish: 7:03

Friday 30 June

Wyfold:  UTS Haberfield beat London – verdict 1¼ lengths

                        Barrier: 1:58    Fawley: 3:18   Finish: 6:55

Ladies:  Molesey & London beat Army – verdict Easily

                        Barrier: 1:50    Fawley: 3:11   Finish: 6:51

Saturday 1 July

Ladies:  Molesey & London beat Brown University – verdict 1 length

                        Barrier: 1:58    Fawley: 3:01   Finish: 6:13

Sunday 2 July

Ladies:  Oxford Brookes & Taurus beat Molesey & London – verdict ¾ length

                        Barrier: 1:46    Fawley: 2:57   Finish: 6:01