The University of Bath Rowing Club will be well represented when the world-famous Henley Royal Regatta gets under way today (Wednesday).
The men’s eight start their Temple Challenge Cup campaign at 3.05pm when they face Purdue University from Indiana in the United States.
Crew Bath’s men’s coxed four also face American opposition in the first round of the Prince Albert Challenge Cup and will race against the United States Naval Academy at 7.40pm.
University of Bath Santander Sporting Scholars Zara Mulholland and Laura Macro, who study Civil Engineering and Sport & Exercise Science respectively, successfully came through qualification to secure their place in the last eight of the Stonor Challenge Cup.
Their women’s double scull quarter-final against Jen Titterington and Bev Goodchild, representing Ipswich RC and Sudbury RC, will take place on Friday.
Macro has already enjoyed success on the legendary course this summer, having won lightweight women’s single scull gold at the Henley Women’s Regatta.
Both she and crew-mate Mulholland, as well as members of the men’s four and eight, are coached by Dan Harris on the GB Rowing Team World-Class Start programme at the University of Bath.
Three Bath Start alumnae – Sam Courty, Sara Parfett and Rio 2016 Olympic silver medallist Vicky Thornley – have been selected in the GB Rowing Team squad for the third and final World Cup of 2019 taking place in Rotterdam from July 12-14. They will compete in the women’s pair, women’s four and women’s single respectively.