Race organiser Anita Dunn race preamble;
The Ball Cup is, traditionally for OTRC, our one Junior only Regatta of the year held at the Olympic venue at Eton Dorney over 750m. It was originally started as an event for clubs of less than 40 Juniors to promote junior rowing and to give smaller clubs an event at which they can be competitive. This however has changed and OTRC were in the company of some well established and large Rowing Schools & Club squads.
OTRC fielded a good range of crews from throughout the squad in all disciplines and most rowers raced in 2 events. Unusually for ED the wind was not an issue. We had one lateness problem & some technical issues, one involving the taping of Peter’s lunchbox lid as a makeshift hatch cover, but all the crews got to their races success-fully. There were some good performances and several crews qualified in their heats to reach finals. Congratulations to Daisy on her Bronze medal in the WJ18 1x, the first race of the day, a straight final and her last opportunity to race in the Ball Cup. The day was busy so thanks to the Junior Squad who were responsible and relatively self sufficient and to the parent groupies who helped in the usual way with shoes and rig-ging/derigging. OTRC were 27th in the overall Victor Ludlum with 6 points.
Read the full report here – Ball Cup – May 2017