Sunday 18 August 2019

Canterbury Pilgrims Boat Club Update

Report by Ben Loxton-Edwards (MR 1990 - 1995).  

A group of twenty Pilgrims met at Westbere on Saturday 22nd September for trial eights (The Whopper v Boothy). 

The boys managed to raise two full eights. Both eights were technically adept and had plenty of power and rhythm at the lower rates. In close racing, The Whopper proved faster and secured this historic victory over Boothy.

The girls, Saskia Leigh-Pemberton (née Stirling-Aird, LX 1991 - 1996) & Emily Moor (JR 2012 - 2014) enjoyed a long, productive outing in a double.

It was fantastic to be back on Westbere with old friends. A short prize giving ceremony took place before we headed to the school Boat Club dinner. 

The ultimate goal of this activity is to race in the Alumni Eights at the Head of the Charles Regatta, Boston in October 2019. The next outing will take place at Leander in the New Year. Please make contact at  if you would like to join us.

The Whopper from bow - Edward Thomas (CY 2009-2014), Edward Bryant (LN 2009-2014), Rupert Barton (CY 2009-2014), Chris Hall (WL 1985-1990), Keiron Allen (LN 1983-1988), Joe Phillips (LN 1983-1988), Charles Heise (MO 1989-1994), Harry Nichols (GL 2011-2016) and cox Svenja Perkins (MT 2007-2012).

Boothy from bow - George Edwards (TR 2009-2014), Duncan Petrie (GL 1990-1995), Nigel Press (WL 1962 - 1967) , Benjamin Loxton-Edwards (MR 1990-1995), Sebastian Dawson Bowling (MR 1987-1992), Freddie Allinson (SH 2012-2017), Charles Foinette (MR 1991-1996), Angus Forbes (MT 2011-2016) and cox John Firth (BR 1989-1994).

On Saturday 22nd September, a group of Pilgrims met at Westbere ahead of the Boat Club Dinner for an afternoon of rowing, ahead of the Boat Club Dinner.  

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