Junior Squad continue to make club history

Newark Rowing Club’s Junior Women’s squad secure a qualifying spot to race for the Diamond Jubilee Challenge Cup at Henley Royal Regatta – Newark’s first women’s crew to qualify for the prestigious regatta. 

Henley Royal Regatta 2021 qualifiers saw Newark Rowing Club history with the first women’s crew to qualify for the regatta. 17 year old Connie Ferrer, Neve Woodman and 18 year old Maisie Archer-Dytch and Emily McCrery raced for a qualifying spot for the Diamond Jubilee Challenge Cup, Junior Quads. The girls will progress to side-by-side racing at Henley Royal Regatta in Henley-on-Thames on 12 August 2021. 

In order to qualify for the Regatta, crews must race a 1,900m time trial and make a qualifying time. A total of 14 crews raced for a spot in the Diamond Jubilee Challenge Cup with only 7 crews making it to race side-by-side at the Regatta itself.

“Henley Royal Regatta is one of the biggest, and most prestigious regattas in the world, and as a club, we are so incredibly proud of the girls securing a qualifying spot,” comments Club Captain, Andy Joy. “This is a testament to the hard work and dedication shown by the athletes and their coach over the past months during a period of unprecedented uncertainty.”

We wish the girls the best of luck when they head to Henley for side-by-side racing on Thursday 11 August.

Established in 1839, Henley Royal Regatta is one of the most prestigious rowing events in the world. Composed of over 300 races, the Regatta is not one to be missed in the sporting and social calendar. Attracting Olympic and club athletes alike, the Regatta promises five days of dramatic knock-out style racing.