Results Summary from VLC/UJ Regatta

In wet but otherwise calm conditions, Team Bishop Bavin maintained their current run of form by winning medal positions in 15 of the 22 "A" events entered and 11 of the 17 "B" events.
The medal tally in the "A" events included 7 Gold, 3 Silver and 7 Bronze.
Crews in the "B" events secured 3 Firsts, 5 Seconds and 5 Thirds.
Importantly, the coaching team used the opportunity to test some new crew combinations and entered a number of events for the first time.
Apart from U16 & Open pairs, U16 girls & boys quads competed for the first time this season and showed signs that they can compete for positions in the A finals at SA Champs.
Our Open Boys 1st V111, also took part in their first ever regatta, coming a credible 4th ahead of established crews from St. Johns & Parktown. The closeness of the times between the crews suggests that medal positions at SA Champs are still up for grabs.
For more details on the individual events click on the link to the regatta website (www.regatta.co.za)

VLC/UJ Regatta - Pictures

Team Bishop Bavin - Winners of the Co-Ed trophy
Bonita in the drive.

Darren & Zander await the start of their doubles race

Kaylee & Jamie on their way to winning their heat

Alex & Ashton - take 3rd place in U16 pairs at the first attempt

Jacinta lines up at the start of the U16 singles

Darren thinks its a long way to the finish.......

Kirsty at the catch

The Open Boys Quad show their mettle
Robyn forgets the boat comes with rear view mirror as standard


Scott & Devon line up at the start of their U19 Pairs heat

Shannon repeats the customer's order - 2 Big Macs plus Fries to go........

The Open Girls Quad lining up at the start

The 1st V111 makes its way to down to the jetty

On their way to the start

And away they go......

Near the finish and well ahead of Bennies 2nd crew

and the KES 2nd crew.....

Nothing in it between between the front boats - seconds separate the medals

The traditional lane recovery after the regatta

Ryan, Darren, Devon & Dominique

Scott lends a hand - abley assisted by Ashley

So how many blondes does it take to reel the lanes in ?

The Open Boys crew helping manfully

Ben catches up on some fielding practice

Gray Wilson twins Alex and Mathew plus John

Alexia, Tyler and Shannon supervise the proceedings

Prize Giving

Scott & Dominique show off the silver wear. Coach Ben looks on.
Congratulations to all crews for a great regatta !!


Parktown Regatta Results - 16th January

In extremely hot and increasingly difficult racing conditions (arising from the dreaded water hyacinth), Team Bishop Bavin performed extremely well at Saturday's Parktown regatta which was held at Roodeplaat.
Our crews participated in a total of 20 "A" events and 3 "B" events, winning medal positions in 17 of the "A" events, and achieving a credible 2nd & 3rd place in one of the "B" events.
The medal tally included 6 Golds, 9 Silvers and 4 Bronze. It's also worth pointing out that a number of our crews missed out on higher positions by mere hundreths of a second.
Congratulations to all of the crews who participated and we look forward to seeing you go from strength to strength in the weeks ahead.


Access to Bishop Bavin School

We are aware that parents of rowers from Assumption & Leeuwenhof have to sign the visitors register each time they enter the school which although necessary is time-consuming and rather tedious.
From Monday 18th January we will set up a "Rowing Register" at the entrance point to the school which will have a list of rowers' names. On arrival, you simply need to identify your child as a rower and sign against their name. This should make the process a bit quicker however we will monitor the situation and try to make further improvements.

Pictures from Boat Race

Proud coaches Ben & Tara, bask in the moments after the announcement of the results of the head race.
Tara & the Open Girls 1st Quad - making "C" final on their first attempt - Awesome !!
Ben celebrates the 1st V111's result in the head race ("D" final). Durian gives a rather restrained royal wave.
The crews share a special moment.
Marian spots something................
Debbie.....caught in the act.

The Boys show why teenage excitement and tall buildings don't go well together.

The Open Girls Quad about to pass ZRC.


Team Spirit !! - The Open Girls await the return of the boys.

The 1st V111 on its way to the start.
The junior boys in the 1st V111 preparing to set off for the start.

The 1st V111 in race mode.

The other half of the 1st V111

Ben is so excited by the result that he sings "I'm a little tea pot"....... Scott is amused

Blades of Glory

Durian strikes a pose

John gets back down to business

Ray hitches a ride to the start

Cox Renato - a job well done !!

Richard and Ben share some numbers

Scott & proud Mum