September 5th, 2016

Another Henley win for Stratford Boat Club

Another Henley win for Stratford Boat Club Another Henley win for Stratford Boat Club
Pictured, left to right, are Stratford's winning senior four - Oliver Smith, Ben Gittus-Smith, Harpreet Mander and Will Smith - with Her Worship The Mayor of Henley-on-Thames Cllr Lorraine Hillier. Picture courtesy of Robert Gittus-Smith. (s)
Updated: 9:42 am, Aug 11, 2015

THERE was more Henley success for Stratford Boat Club rowers when they returned to the venue at the weekend to compete in the Henley Town & Visitors’ regatta.

Races were run over 800m of the famous Henley Royal Regatta course, much of which was also used for the 1908 and 1948 Olympic Games and also saw the first Oxford versus Cambridge University Boat Race.

“Although the course is much shorter than the Henley Royal Regatta course, the race was still closely fought,” said Oliver Smith, Stratford’s Captain of Boats.

“It was pleasing to beat Cygnet Rowing Club and to win the Henley Town Trophy as the highest level winning four of the day. Stratford won comfortably by two-and-a-half lengths.”

Stratford’s junior squad were also out in force and Maddy Winsper and Amy Neville won their WJ142x category.

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