Racing Update

Photo of Charlie Cousins by Peter Reed
Look out for the next big event for Team GB rowers, which will be the World Cup at Dorney Lake on 21-23 June.
After his stunning 1x win over Alan Campbell on 21 April at GB Senior Trials in Caversham, ex-Robs athlete Charlie Cousins teamed up with Campbell in a scratch quad crew to take 5th on 11 May at Essen Regatta. They came in 6 seconds off the winning crew, which was the Croatia 2012 silver medallists, over a 2km course.
GB Rowing reports that at the Sydney World Cup event on 24 March, men’s quad crew Charlie Cousins, Bill Lucas, Sam Townsend and Graeme Thomas won an historic gold medal, the first of all time at world cup level.
Historic gold for men's quad
Photo of the Sydney quad courtesy of British Rowing
Also, well done to 2013 GB trialists (Isle of Ely) Dan Clift, John Hale and Lizzie Polgreen
Wallingford Regatta– 5 May
After a very fast start, Simon Goodbrand and Ed Parkhouse narrowly missed winning IM1 2x, coming in just over one second behind Star and Arrow.
Chris Covey, Ben Hicks, Rob Stark and Chris Owen competed for both the Presidents Challenge Cup and Ushers Challenge Cup in Elite and IM1 4-
Stefan Gräf also raced both Elite and IM1 in his single scull.
Stefan in Lane 4? (photo by Mark Rhead)
Cambridge City Sprint Regatta– 5 May
Robs juniors enjoyed sprint racing with Julia Ciuhak easily winning WJ14 1x in a straight final.
In a close race, J16 4x+ winning crew (Tom Clements, Ben Gray , Alex Turnbull and Callum Taylor, cox Katie Brown) won their straight final against City by 1/4 length.

Katie, Callum, Alex and Ben

Bella Fowlie and her father won the father/daughter race by a canvas in a straight final
(Sprint race photos courtesy of Susannah Clements)