UBC men’s rowing posts fastest time on day one of Royal Henley Regatta –
ENGLAND, River Thames – On day one of the Henley Royal Regatta UBC’s Men’s Temple Challenge 8+ defeated the University of California Bears by two lengths. After a bit of a shaky start, the Thunderbirds hit their stride well, driving through the Bear’s freshman 8+, out in front by the Barrier where they could dictate the race. In gusty headwind conditions, UBC managed to post the fastest time of the regatta’s first day, rowing 6:40 over the 2112m course, and will advance to meet the University of Edinburgh who defeated Newcastle University in 6:46.
Wednesday, June 29 schedule
7:10 p.m. UK time (11:10 a.m. PT) Race #78 UBC Women’s Island Challenge 8+ race Princeton University. Princeton’s crew consists of a mix of their 1st Varsity, 3rd Varsity and 4th Varsity 8+s. Princeton’s 1Vs were Ivy League Champions in 2022 and finished 3rd in the 2022 NCAA Championships.
7:20 p.m. UK time (11:20 a.m. PT) Race #80 UBC Men vs the University of Edinburgh. Edinburgh finished 4th at 2022 British University Rowing Championships.