Jacob Buckle, Josh Kent, Charlie Simon and Seb Devereux represented Great Britain in the Quadruple Scull event and won their race by 4 lengths. With a win in each event contributing one point, the overall match, which produced some thrilling side by side racing, was won by Great Britain 7 points to 6. The Marlow scullers, currently National Schools gold medallists at J16 level in the quadruple scull won the selection trial held in late June to earn the right to represent their country and take part in the J16 GB v France match.
This international event, which has a tradition going back to the late 1980’s, is the first age group at which scullers and rowers have the opportunity to be selected to represent their country. Conditions on Sunday morning for the competitors and for the many hundreds of spectators who came to support the teams were near perfect. The racing took place over 1500m on the purpose built multi-lane regatta course located in Royal Albert Dock adjacent to London City Airport.
Marlow Rowing Club Captain Sally Reay said ‘she was very proud of the boys. They are a credit to their country, their club, their coaches, their parents and themselves. Congratulations!’ The crew will next compete in J16 quadruple sculls at the British Rowing Championships in Nottingham on 15th and 16th July.