For all events with more than 12 entrants, a time trial was held to determine the boats going forward to the semi-finals. In events with very large entries, 18 time trial qualifiers raced again in three six-boat semi-finals with the first two from each semi-final progressing to the final. In other events, 12 boats progressed to two semi-finals from which the first three progressed to the final.
Overall, the club finished 7th out of 68 clubs and schools in the medal table, with the equal second highest overall number of medals. Lola Harris - easily our smallest competitor - came home with a remarkable three medals after rowing on Friday and coxing on both Saturday and Sunday.
This weekend saw Maidenhead Juniors take to Nottingham like a bunch of magpies! This year, our medal haul was made up of an impressive 2 GOLDS, 6 SILVERS and 1 BRONZE! We also had 2 crews in finals, and 5 semi-finalists, meaning that EVERYONE who entered this tough event qualified from the time trial. Our results show a massive step up in performance from the 3 silvers that were won last year. For a club with a small group of talented juniors we were thrilled to be placed 7th out of 68 clubs in the medals table.
Last year GCD Security chose to name and brand one of our new Kanghua quads and this year the GCD team has extended their support for the club.
Another of the founding partners in our business programme, Cliveden House & Pavilion Spa, has also pledged their support for the club for this coming season.
Laura Lion, Commercial Officer for Maidenhead Rowing Club, commented "It's great that we continue to have the support of local businesses as it's vital to the success of our club. All of our coaches and support staff are volunteers and they give their time to support the development of our athletes. We'd like to say a big thank you to our partners who continue to work with us".
If you are interested in joining our business partner programme, you can find out more here.
A local protein drinks company based in Maidenhead has chosen to support the club by branding a junior boys Hudson racing boat. UFIT is a protein-rich drink created by The Protein Drinks Company and their Commercial Director Austin Bailey said, "We're very happy to be supporting our local sporting community and putting something back into Maidenhead"
The Shanly Foundation primarily supports good causes within the Home Counties but also donate to major international projects, such as the 2010 Haiti earthquake and the 2013 Philippines typhoon relief projects.
We are very grateful for the Shanly Foundation's commitment to the rowing club which will allow us to give more youngsters a chance to experience the many benefits of rowing. Read more about the Foundation here.