The Boat Club have enjoyed a solid start to the new race season.

At the Northampton Head of the Nene on 19 January, seven pupils competed in a time trial race over a 2km river course alongside crews from clubs across the East Midlands.

The crew won three of the five races entered. There were wins for Holy Kunzer (N) and Lily Wolfson (D) in the womens Junior U18 double scull event, and Ella Aisher (W) and Ekaterina Tarlo (K) in womens Junior U16 double scull.

In the mens open single scull, Henry Stringer (Sc) won by two seconds over a sculler from Stowe School.

There were two second places for Harry James (L) in the mens junior U18 single scull – just three seconds behind a sculler from Stowe School. Olivier de Lenquesaing (G) raced in the mens junior U17 single scull, and was pipped to the top spot by a sculler from Falcon Rowing Club (Oxford).

On 2 February the Club set out again for the Peterborough Head of the Nene, a race over 2.5km, where conditions included snow, ice, gusts of crosswinds and cold headwinds. Wins came in the womens double scull for Lily and Holly, and Henry Stringer in the mens single, with Olivier finishing a close second. The girls double came away with fourth place in a very competitive W.J16 event, and Harry James came a close second in the J18.