Sunday, July 03, 2011

Malvern quad boat beaten at Henley Regatta

Malvern Prep's quad A boat lost its bid to win the Fawley Challenge Cup at the Royal Henley Regatta in England when it was beaten Saturday in the quarterfinals by Sir William Borlase's Grammar School of England.

The Friars foursome of seniors Pat Donahue, Austin Bury, Alec Somers, and Dan Schwarz lost by a boat length to Borlase, which had tied a course record for the event the day before with a time of 6 minutes, 40 seconds. On Saturday, Borlase covered the 1-mile, 550-yard course in 6:49, 21/2 seconds ahead of Malvern.

The Friars never trailed by more than a length and drew even with Borlase with 300 meters to go, but weren't able to take the lead.

"They rowed a terrific race," Malvern coach Craig Hoffman said of his quartet. "Unfortunately, they spent so much effort trying to catch up they couldn't maintain it."

The Friars plan to watch Sunday's finals before heading home Monday.

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Malvern at the Start in Henley: Video


Malvern A Quad won this morning in the Fawley Challenge Cup, winning against Clydesdale
Club from Scotland. Malvern will race Sir William Borlase School in the quarter-finals Saturday morning.
The boys raced well and comfortable in today's race. SWB is one of the best school quads in England, setting a course record this morning.