1 July 2016
Tim Koch has been looking at people and at paddling on the second day of Henley 2016, a rather warmer day than the one before:
Full results are on the Regatta website.
© Photography: Tim Koch
4:35 This article was updated to reflect Gavin Lawrie’s comment.
Surprised by your assertion that there are only four state school rowing clubs in the UK (“The London Oratory School Boat Club’s … is one of only four state school boat clubs in Britain.”) I know of three such in and around Marlow (Sir William Borlase’s Grammar School, Great Marlow School, Royal Grammar School High Wycombe) plus looking at Nat Schools entry there are others (e.g. Mossbourne Academy in Hackney) – an article in the FT in March 2016 reckoned there were 12 state school clubs … http://www.ft.com/cms/s/0/1953c086-ef89-11e5-9f20-c3a047354386.html#axzz4DA4GHI3s
Thank you Gavin, I am sure that you and the Financial Times are correct (though, if I remember accurately, on the same page that the FT wrote the state school rowing story, it used the names of some of the 2012 Cambridge Crew in a piece on the 2016 lineup: https://heartheboatsing.com/2016/04/01/the-bbcs-boat-race-broadcast-credit-where-its-due/ ) I got the figure ‘four’ from the London Oratory School website: http://www.london-oratory.org/boat-club/38.html However, it was poor of me not to check even a seemingly reliable source properly. My only excuse is that it was written after a long day at Henley. I will change the text to reflect your comments.