Britannia Taurus beat TSS verdict three-quarters of a length
Wyfold Nottingham A beat TSS verdict three-quarters of a length
The coxless four's race was another crowd-pleaser, with a skirmish with the German crew before the end of the island - scroll down to see Iain Weir's photos here. There were further clashes, but the TSS crew finished the course a length ahead of Münchener Ruderclub von 1880 e.V. Smiffy provided today's press soundbite.
JWQS (Flora, Xanni, Maxie, Mimi)
The first-ever races for junior women were held at HRR, in the new Junior Women's Quadruple Sculls event. The TSS quad, which had qualified last Friday, raced a strong Canford crew stroked by World Junior silver medallist and former TSS junior Anastasia, which won by two lengths.
Luke Moon went out to Agecroft's Graeme Thomas, who was fresh from his fourth-place finish in the A final of the men's singles at the World Cup in Munich.
Prince of Wales
Durham University and University of London, which had yesterday put out the TSS/Stowe composite, beat the TSS quad by four and three-quarter lengths.
The coxed four had the day off from racing, but did make an unwitting appearance on the Daily Mail website.
London were half a length up at Remenham, but a sustained burst took the TSS crew through London and out to a third of a length at the mile. The crew built on this to cross the line two lengths up, in what the Regatta Radio commentator called 'a phenomenal piece of match rowing ... a mighty race'. After the race, Phil was interviewed by the regatta press team.
Prince of Wales (James Sanders/James Dunley/Ben Crouch/Alasdair Leighton Crawford)
The quad, which came through qualifiers, were led to the Barrier but went on to beat the selected Cardiff University and Cardiff City crew by two lengths in a time of 7:47.
Prince of Wales (Jonathan Williams - TSS/Stowe School composite)
The composite quad lost to another composite, Durham and the University of London, by three and a quarter lengths in 7:46.
Diamonds (Luke Moon)
Racing into a brutal headwind, the scullers were neck and neck for the first half of the race, but Luke finally broke the deadlock at Remenham to take clear water over John Keohane of Ireland. Keohane continued to challenge, but Luke held his advantage to win by a length.
In the last race of the day, the coxed four controlled matters from early on in the race to win by three lengths over the Royal Navy and Royal Marines ARA.
Also racing ...
Alister Taylor, 2010 HRR winner and 2011 finalist in the red and yellow, raced in a Melbourne University crew in the Prince of Wales, but went out to the Rudern, Tennis und Hockey Club Bayer Leverkusen from Germany.
Dr Carrie Thomas, who has dual TSS-Thames nationality, was at two in the Thames/Henley composite that qualified for the Remenham Challenge Cup. The crew drew Radcliffe for a rematch of their Women's Henley semi-final, and the win again went to the Americans.
The three sweep crews that pre-qualified for the men's club events were in action on the first day of the regatta.
Wyfold (Murray Wilkojc/Nathan O'Reilly/Richard Twyman/Antony Smith)
The TSS crew was led to the Barrier by Australia's Upper Yarra RC, but rowed through them to win by three lengths in a time of 7:56.
Britannia (Adam Lodygowski/Ben Ellison/Antoine de Weck/Tom Wheeler/Zoe Davies)
In what Regatta Radio called 'one of the most exciting races of the day', the selected crew from Phoenix RC (Australia) led through the Barrier and Fawley. The TSS boat then got back on terms before eventually breaking clear well into the enclosures and going on to win by a length and a half. This was Ben's first win on the Henley course, as noted by Row2k.
Thames (Stan Livy/Matt Moorhouse/Frank Cross/Eddie Beckett/Ollie Williams/Paul Savage/Paul Bruce/Simon Suthers/Chris Carlson)
Racing Royal Chester, the eight was extremely unlucky to meet with equipment failure mid-race in the form of a severely damaged seat. The crew finished the race with seven men rowing, for a verdict of Not Rowed Out.
Also racing ...
Former TSS junior Max Vincent Wentzel stroked the Leeds University Temple crew that drew the selected Oxford Brookes A boat in the first round.