This weekend saw the St Andrew’s College Rowing Club show its dominance in rowing in the Eastern Cape, taking the majority of Gold Medals at the 2015 Eastern Cape Rowing Championships.
The U15 squad saw a number of medals. Gold in the U15B single scull, D double scull and Silver in both the A and C double sculls. In the U15 A, B C quads St Andrews took Gold and to top it of, Gold in both premier events the U15 A and B eights.
The U16 squad continued to show great improvement winning the U16A pairs and B fours, Additional victories included the B and C single sculls and a Silver in the U16C four.
The U16A eight managed to clearly out class their competition and took gold.
The small contention from DSG did themselves proud with a Gold in the U19 3rd single scull Gold in the U19 2nd, double sculls and Silver in the U19 2nd single sculls.
The Opens stamped it’s authority with a Gold medal in the U19 3rd coxed four, Silver in the U19 1st single sculls, Silver and Bronze in the U19 2nd pairs, Gold and Silver in the U19 1st pairs, Bronze in the Men’s 1st quads, Gold and Bronze in the U19 1st coxed four.
The St Andrew’s College U19 2nd eight easily dominated the field taking the Gold by a large margin. This crew did a quick turnaround to join the championships event. In the 1st eights event St Andrew’s College had two boats. The St Andrew’s first eight took a canvas early in the race and managed to gain a length before the 1 kilometre mark. However, Selborne College attacked early to gain a quarter of a length back. St Andrew’s College held the lead to the last 250m where they grew and decided to end the race with a responsive call from cox Timothy Cleary. St Andrew’s College took the Gold by one and a quarter lengths. The St Andrew’s 2nd eight backed up their previous win managing to take out the bronze medal behind Selborne College ahead of the Rhodes NMMU composite and Grey High School.
With the overall results in St Andrew’s favour the school managed to claim the overall club points and the championship.