Poplar Regatta

Returning to the Docks for the second year now, the UL squad took on Poplar Regatta on the 19th of May.

The day saw some great success and close racing amongst other London-based clubs, and offered another opportunity for the squad to test speed ahead of Met.

ULBC entered 3 men’s coxed fours, 2 women’s eights, a women’s double and the novice women’s coxed four (in their debut sweep races!).

The men’s fours placed 2nd, 1st and 1st in their heats, qualifying all for the A final. In the final, they placed 2nd, 3rd and 6th in a close battle between the UL A & B fours and LRC all the way down the track. The women’s eights raced a straight final, in which UL placed 1st & 2nd over London RC’s top crew, Vesta, Lea and London Otters. The women’s double also raced a straight final in the ‘trophy’ event, which they dominated, winning by 40s. The novice coxed four won their ‘trophy’ heat, and placed a dead heat 2nd with Lea in the final.


UL 4+ vs LRC A

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