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Regatta Season off to a winning start for College Rowers!

December 09, 2014 at 4:09 PM

After two warm-up short course regattas at Lake Pupuke in November, students from the Saint Kentigern College Rowing Club competed in the first long-course regatta of the season at Mercer over last weekend.

Picking right up from where the Club left off at the end of last season, the long hours of training over the winter paid dividends with the club winning the Mercer Regatta Cup for the first time – a fantastic result so early in the season.

Our rowers competed in a total of 45 races on the day, in all categories from Novice right up to the Open Men’s Club races. Impressively, from those 45 races, the club achieved an outstanding haul of 16 wins, 11 second places, and 7 thirds – a total of 34 placings.

Mercer is a challenging place to row; the currents are swift and there can be many hazards floating in the river, so it’s a testament to all crews that they were able to not only cope with these testing conditions, but also achieve such fine results.

Our rowers are now back in Auckland for a few days of intensive training before heading off to Lake Karapiro at the end of the week for KRI1 Christmas Regatta - the largest rowing regatta in the Southern Hemisphere held each year. Any Saint Kentigern students or families in the area next weekend are most welcome to visit the Club tent on the banks of the lake and cheer our rowers on to more success!

Congratulations to all rowers who competed so proudly for the College and congratulations on winning the Mercer Regatta Cup!

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