WEHORR 2016 Crews Announced

This Saturday, the UBBC Women’s Squad are heading to London to compete at Women’s Eights Head of the River Race (WEHORR) 2016. It will be the first time in a number of years that we have entered a Senior 2nd VIII into the competition, as well as 2 novice VIIIs.

The race course is 6.8km starting at Chiswick Bridge, past Barnes and Hammersmith bridges and finishing at Putney Pier. Racing won’t commence until after mid-day due to the tides and the forecast is for mild temperatures and 14mph winds, which should be a good opportunity for crews to gain more experience in these conditions.

There have been a number of changes to the senior women’s boats since BUCS Head 2 weeks ago. A special mention must go to Sally Elphick, who only began rowing in September, yet has shown her worth already in seat racing and will be taking her seat in the 1st VIII. They will be racing in a brand new Hudson, which Hudson has kindly lent to us as a demo model for the next few weeks. The 2nd VIII is also a relatively new combination. In the stern are the crew that placed 4th at BUCS Head in the W.Int4+. Also joining them are two members of the LW4- who took silver on the Tyne.

The novice women hope to gain more experience racing on unfamiliar territory, with the 1st VIII having won at Avon County Head last weekend. Both crews competed at BUCS Head finishing 7th & 21st respectively out of a total 29 crews.

This weekend provides another opportunity to see how our crews are beginning to shape up in comparison to the competition. We hope to see some good results all round that are pre-emptive of the upcoming regatta season and use this as a platform for moving forwards into the summer training period and our Easter training camp in Totnes.


Full crew lists and start positions can be found below:


Senior Women’s 1st VIII, W.Int8+ [49]:

Cox: Sophia Margetts (1st year, prev Tideway Scullers School)

S: Phoebe Beer (2nd year)

7: Annie Rogers (3rd year, prev Runcorn RC, Warrington RC, GB Juniors)

6: Teuntje Tijssen (PhD student)

5: Jess Pope (2nd year)

4: Sally Elphick (2nd year, Novice)

3: Sophie Angel (4th year)

2: Fenella Boulter (3rd year)

B: Charlotte Rogers (1st year, City of Oxford RC)


Senior Women’s 2nd VIII, W.Int.8+ [215]:

Cox: Maddie Bewlay (2nd year)

S: Robyn Davies (1st year, prev AB Severn RC)

7: Steph Harris (SU Sabbatical Student)

6: Kate Tomes (3rd year, Women’s Captain)

5: Izzy Jarrold (2nd year, prev Dart Totnes ARC)

4: Josie Bradford (2nd year, prev Lymington ARC)

3: Nicola Haynes (2nd year, Chemistry)

2: Maisie Hockin-Boyers (2nd year)

B: Emma Perkins (2nd year, prev Trafford RC)


Novice Women’s 1st VIII, W.Nov8+ [284]:

Cox: Camilla Roy

S: Veerle Verhey

7: Cecilia Assmundson (2nd year, prev Kings College School Wimbledon BC)

6: Katherine Field (4th year)

5: Alice Davies

4: Antonina Dembinska-Kenner (2nd year)

3: Megan Loach

2: Maddie Donald

B: Charlotte Greenwood


Novice Women’s 2nd VIII, W.Nov8+ [318]:

Cox: Sam Walker

S: Natalie Bird

7: Morane Tanguy

6: Katie Macdonald

5: Sally Ingram

4: Holly George-Samuels

3: Rhianna Roberts

2: Ellie Pryde

B: Hannah Bridgwater