Bowdoin Crews Compete at Prestigious Henley Regatta in UK

Members of the Bowdoin Rowing Club at King’s College Boathouse, Putney, London.

The Bowdoin Navy has been in action across the pond, competing at the famous Henley Royal Regatta west of London on Friday, June 23, 2017.

Bowdoin’s two fours raced in the qualifying races with twenty nine crews needing to finish in the top eight to advance to the Prince Albert Cup. The A Boat finished 10th and the B Boat 17th, so Bowdoin did not advance. Coach Birney said, “Both our crews raced their hearts out in a very talented field and finished ahead of both Williams and WPI.  We are disappointed not to advance but thrilled to have raced so well in such deep competition, on such a storied course.”

Coach Welling agreed the boats raced at a new level of intensity. “Finishing in the A level finals at Marlow was a thrill and the men built on those great finishes in Friday’s competition. Watching the upcoming races at Henley will be an opportunity to observe more great rowing at the international level.”

The Henley Royal Regatta has become one of the highlights of the British sporting and social calendar since it was established in 1839.

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