Hampton Rowing welcomed more than 580 crews from across England and Wales to the annual Hampton Head, a 3000m time trial from Sunbury Lock to Hurst Park. Despite challenging conditions due to recent heavy rainfall, the young oarsmen and oarswomen coped well with the fast-flowing river to produce some quick race times. Hampton entered crews across the categories and recorded a number of notable wins and high-placing finishes.
In the senior squad Vice-Captain of Boats, Tom Worthington rowed a pair with Tom Cross and finished second in the J18 pairs competition. Meanwhile, Hampton’s J18 coxless four won their event in the first division. In the afternoon, Hampton’s 2nd VIII won their category and the 1st VIII finished a very respectable joint second with Radley College. Lower down the School, Hampton came first and second in the J16 coxless fours event and the J15 coxed fours finished strongly, coming third and tenth against strong crews.
“It was an excellent day of racing and I would like to praise all the crews for the way they handled themselves in tough river conditions”, said Director of Rowing, Colin Greenaway. “Congratulations to the Hampton crews, who have laid down some good markers and who will be looking to press on towards the regatta season.”