All The Single Women (and Gents) – Hear The Boat Sing

The Scullers Head of the River Race for single sculls organised by Vesta Rowing Membership passed off on Saturday, 17 September.

22 September 2022

By Tim Koch

Tim Koch is on Hammersmith Bridge together with his digital camera – once more.

The Vesta Scullers Head is the most important single-division processional single sculls race within the UK and, allegedly, the world. First held in 1954 and open to everybody from novices to internationals, this yr’s race noticed 459 scullers begin (and 452 end) the 4.25-mile Championship Course, Mortlake to Putney. 

For the second yr, the race was held in mid-September moderately than the earlier November/December time and the change introduced the hopes for results of heat, calm climate. The outcomes are on-line.

Former light-weight Rui Xu of London Rowing Membership was the quickest man, beginning in 4th place and ending in a time of 20.52.11. After 6,800 metres there was 1.13 seconds between the primary three. Rory Harris of Leander began twentieth and completed second in 20.52.41 and Seb Devereux, additionally of Leander, began 54th and completed third in 20.53.24. 
The quickest girl was Katie Mole of the College of Birmingham Boat Membership (pictured right here simply earlier than the 2021 Girls’s Wingfields) whose time was 23.05.78.
Passing Harrods with over 60% of the race gone.
An illustration of the benign sculling situations. 
Boyer of Kingston, second in Lwt 1x (Senior).
Passing the Crabtree.
Trying down from Hammersmith Bridge.
Griffin of Bentham Boat Membership who completed 14th in W. Lwt 1x (Senior).
Approaching Hammersmith Bridge, Brown of Tideway Scullers who was second in Masters A.
Within the distinctive shadows of Hammersmith Bridge, Zimmerman of Sudbury Rowing Membership, second in Masters C.
Rivals in “Membership” go Hammersmith’s Dove Pier.
Cumner of Cantabrigian Rowing Membership, 18th in Membership.
Approaching Hammersmith Bridge.
The Championship Course after Hammersmith Bridge is lengthy, lonely and seemingly by no means ending.
Religion of Shoreham is completed, Fawssett of London nonetheless has some work to do.
The finishers return having handed Barn Elms Rowing centre proven within the background.

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