Following a carefully executed programme of Stretham-based training, Robs Womens and Mens Squads have been working towards peak performance for this weekend’s Henley Masters Regatta.

Still clip from video of Men’s VIII training at Stretham last Sunday

‘We had a particularly glorious morning out at Streatham on Sunday, and the Masters VIII have never looked so good.,’ commented Stefan Butlin following last weekend’s training.

Fine weather is forecast for Henley-on-Thames this weekend, with a predicted 6 mph wind from the NW on both days, Henley Masters Regatta has been held on the week following Henley Royal Regatta since 1994. The Regatta, hosted by Upper Thames RC (who are celebrating their 50th anniversary this year) takes place on a 1000 metre upstream course between Temple Island and Upper Thames Rowing Club on the same reach as the world famous Henley Royal Regatta.
(Photo courtesy of Henley Masters Regatta)

We have six crews entered to race as below: 
Men’s Masters VIII A will race City of Cambridge in a straight final at 16:56 on Saturday
  • Stroke Simon Goodbrand
  • 7 Matt Castle
  • 6 Sergej Using
  • 5 David Dix
  • 4 Andy Turnbull
  • 3 Sven Friedemann
  • 2 Dave Potts
  • Bow Matt Lowther
  • Cox Priya Crosby

Men’s Masters VIII B will race Crabtree Boat Club in a straight final at 14:28 on Saturday

  • Stroke Stefan Graef
  • 7 Matt Castle
  • 6 Simon Goodbrand
  • 5 David Dix
  • 4 Sergej Using
  • 3 Sven Friedemann
  • 2 Chris Covey
  • Bow Nick Chapman
  • Cox Priya Crosby

Stefan Graef will race his MB1x quarter-final against UTRC’s Mr. Shimmin at 15:32 on Friday

WB4x will race Mortlake Anglian and Alpha Boat Club at 9:16 Friday morning to secure a place in the quarter-finals

Crew List
  • Stroke- Andrea Bosnyak
  • 3 Carrie Bedingfield
  • 2 Anna-Rosa Gejlsbjerg
  • Bow Katherine Webster

WC2x (Anna-Rosa Gejlsbjerg and Katherine Webster)  will race their quarter-final against a Durham/Strathclyde composite crew at 15:28 on Friday

Andrea Bosnyak will race her WB1x quarter-final against Ms. Bidlake of Royal Hong Kong Yacht Club at 16:00 Friday

Go Robs 🙂