Blustery conditions hit weekend rowing event

Boston Rowing Club hosted a British Universities and Colleges Sports event this weekend. Pictured are event co-ordinator Hayden Arrowsmith with Emma Feerick - Boston Rowing Club's safety advisor.
Boston Rowing Club hosted a British Universities and Colleges Sports event this weekend. Pictured are event co-ordinator Hayden Arrowsmith with Emma Feerick - Boston Rowing Club's safety advisor.

The weather played chaos with the British Universities and Colleges (BUCS) 4 and 8 head rowing event at the weekend - with high winds meaning all beginner events were scrapped, while the intermediates and seniors could only race on Saturday.

Nevertheless, more than 1,200 students took to the water on Saturday in blustery conditions.

Newcastle University have recently been asserting themselves as a force to be reckoned with and they ran away with the men’s championship 4, lightweight 4,coxed 4 and 8. They also claimed first and second in the intermediate 8.

Durham took the ladies’ championship 8 with Exeter taking the coxed 4.

Bath claimed a cheeky victory in the championship men’s quad but it was Newcastle again in the ladies coxless 4.

Every championship victory gains the university BUCS points which essentially convert into funding.