GB J16 rowers win GB France Match
Photos: Maggie Phillips
The Great Britain team regained the overall trophy for the match but only just. It all boiled down to the last ‘team’ race – the boy’s eights.
With six wins apiece the Radley College / St Edward’s School composite romped home to take the match for Great Britain. Despite convincing wins by Jess Leydon (Hollingworth Lake) in the single sculls and Henley Rowing Club in the quads event, France took the girls trophy with four wins to two.
GB won the boys match with wins in the coxed and coxless fours (Abingdon and Hampton), double and quad sculls (Walton and Marlow) and the composite eight.
Results of the GB France Match 2011.