Hampton Head

Hampton welcomed over 600 crews to the annual Hampton Fours and Eights Head, a 3000m time-trial from Sunbury Lock to Hurst Park.

Crews from all over the country came to race, including some from as far afield as Llandaff Rowing Club and Nottinghamshire County Rowing Association.

The cold and driving rain made for challenging conditions at times, however all the young athletes adapted well and there was high-quality racing across the board.

Director of Rowing, Mr Colin Greenaway, praised the rowers for their professionalism:

Despite the testing conditions throughout the day, all the rowers handled themselves extremely well and contributed to a great day of racing. This is especially relevant to the J13 and J14 athletes, many of whom were competing for the first time. Thank you to all who attended and we look forward to seeing you next year.

The Hampton rowers performed well, with our Seniors winning the J18 Coxed Fours event, finishing third in J18 Eights and fifth in J18 Pairs. Lower down the School, our J15s also placed well, with a second place in J15 Eights and a third place finish in Coxed Fours. Our J14s were racing for the first time and came away with a strong set of results, finishing second, fifth and eighth in J14 Octuples.

Speaking on the results, Captain of Boats, Matthew Turner said:

We enjoyed a very successful Hampton Head, with plenty of medals, showing off our strength in depth across all years. It is an event that brings the whole boatclub together, with rowers, coaches, and parents all chipping in to make a fantastic day of racing.