Rowers put backs into it at city regatta

Fred Hersch, front, and his Oxford Academicals team mates on the start line at the Oxford City Royal Regatta

Fred Hersch, front, and his Oxford Academicals team mates on the start line at the Oxford City Royal Regatta

First published in News

ROWERS came together for the Oxford City Royal Regatta at the weekend in one of the rowing season’s final events.

The annual competition, organised by the City of Oxford Rowing Club, saw hundreds of rowers working in teams of four over a 1,000m course on Saturday and a 500m sprint on Sunday.

One of the teams taking part was the Oxford Academicals crew, an adult team open to anyone from the county.

Rower Fred Hersch said: “We learnt to row earlier this year with one of the crew’s novice courses, and then stayed on to train for the regatta.

“It was exciting – it was our first regatta and it was really good fun.”

While they did not win any of their races, Mr Hersch said they had a positive experience, adding: “We performed well, so we were happy.

“We worked well as a team, which is what we came here to do. It was a successful outing for us.”

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