Ball Cup - OTRC on tour!

The OTRC Juniors went on tour on Sunday to compete in the Ball Cup Regatta -  the highlight of the Junior racing year - at Eton Dorney, the Olympic Rowing Venue . We had an early start and a full days racing, finally arriving home at 9.15pm.
We had some close races, resulting in 5 crews succeeding to the finals in their events: Lel WJ18 1x, WJ16 4x-Sofie, Becky P, Becky S and Daisy, J15 4x+ Jordan, Will B, Alfie & Joe coxed by Connor, J15 2x Joe & Josh,  J14 2x Ben & Josh.
The WJ16 4x-, J14 2x and J15 2x all achieved Bronze medals-well done all. There was some very exciting racing and the usual OTRC spectator roar. We even managed to rope in some strangers to support us along the way.
We had fantastic support and practical help in true OTRC spirit from Peter, Richard, Simon, Charlie and Jack along with parents.
Juniors that had already raced supported their club colleagues.
Thanks to all and to my lovely husband for driving the trailer and managing to reverse it onto our drive and give us an extra half hour in bed on Sunday morning.
The next races are Peterborough 31st May, St Ives 20th June and Milton Keynes 19th September. Sign up with your coaches now!
Anita Dunn, Junior Captain