Georgia Francis (08-13)

                      Georgia Francis (08-13), rowing for Great Britain with Emily Carmichael in the European Championships at Racice in the Czech Republic in May, came first in the B-final of the Women’s Doubles in a time of 7-08.57 — good enough to have placed 4th in…

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OP rowing successes

Three OPs have featured in the recently completed World Rowing championships in Rotterdam in the Netherlands.  Georgie Francis (08-13) was in the GB Women Under-23 quad boat which came second in the B final and 8th overall.  Rory Harris (11-16) was one of the GB double in the Junior Men’s competition which finished 2nd in…

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Luke Towers (10-15)

      Mark Woodcock, Master-in-Charge of Rowing, reports:   “At the annual GB Rowing Team Dinner at Twickenham on Friday evening, Luke Towers, our World Championship Silver medal winner from the summer, took the stage during the awards phase of the evening, along with all other medal winners from the Junior, U23 and Senior…

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Rowing successes

              Beth Rodford reports:   Here is a quick report regarding the Pangbourne College international representation this summer.   Luke Towers (OP 2015) raced at the Junior World Championships in Rio in the Junior Men’s Four which finished with a silver medal (photos above). The full report can be…

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Henley Regatta update

Some OPs have been in touch to express their disappointment at the non-appearance of a Pangbourne eight in the Princess Elizabeth Cup at Henley regatta this year. In response an “informed source” gave this statement to the OP website before the regatta: “We could easily have had an VIII racing in the PE – our…

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Rowing 1960-61

From New Zealand Rob Green (57-62), a retired Commander RN who now lives in Christchurch, has got in touch to share some photos that he has unearthed of the first V111 to compete in the Princess Elizabeth Cup at Henley in 1960 and also the first V111 in 1961.   Rob was Captain of Boats…

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