Saints Rowing Fleet gears up for the Gauteng Championships

October 30, 2017 | Girls’ College

The St Stithians Rowing Club celebrated the arrival of seven new boats to the fleet with a naming ceremony and christening of our new boats.

New boats on display!

Three of these seven new boats belong to the Girls' College and the other four belong to the Boys' college. As is tradition for the Girls' Club, the three new boats were named after lakes from around the world. Our new single scull was named Volta after Lake Volta in Ghana, our new double scull was named Aurora after Lake Aurora in Florida USA, and finally our new girls four was named Tryvann after Lake Tryvann in Norway.

Dr Sally James names the GC boat

Rowing Girls' celebrate their new fleet

Sports Director - Mrs Panzera, Dr Sally James, Captain and Vice Captain of Boats - Jennavieve Williams & Amanda Aitken pose with Rowing MIC - James Buchanan

 

At the recent age group rowing regatta held at Roodeplaat, Shelby Schoeman won a silver medal in the U15A scull.  Shelby and Skye Tucker were placed 2nd in the U15A double after a tight fight between the top three crews set to race against each other next weekend again.  

The U15B quad made up of Jessica van Kan, Kaileen Govender, Emma Aitken, Shannon Reid and coxed by Skye Tucker won the bronze medal.