Sir William Borlase- The Fawley Challenge Cup 2014


Robin Dowell

Crew Names

  1. Fraser Russell – Moved to Borlase from Marlow in September, won gold in J171x at National Schools
  2. Angus Warren
  3. Chris Lawrie- Raced in gold medal winning JM4x at Munich International Regatta, won bronze medal in CH1x at National Schools
  4. Rufus Biggs – Came second in a double with Sam Meijer for GB February Trials

Recent Results

1st place at Fours Head of the river in J4x

1st place at the Oarsport Junior Sculling Head in J184x

2nd place at the Schools Head of the River in J4x

1st place at Wallingford Regatta in J184x

Silver medal at National Schools Regatta in CH4x

1st place in Elite Quads at Marlow Regatta

Additional Information

We all know this crews pedigree. They’ve made a recent crew change with Angus Warren moving into the crew for Metropolitan and Marlow Regatta in place of Hugo Coussens. SWB won Elite Quads in spectacular fashion on Saturday while they were only 10 seconds behind Leander’s top quad at the Met. Three of the crew [Fraser, Rufus, Chris] have received invites to GB final trials while two of the crew are Fawley finalists from last year. They are well accustomed to match racing and will be the favourites for the Fawley despite Westminster’s win in CH4x. Rufus Biggs dropped a blade with around 200m to go of the final which led to Borlase’s silver medal- they were leading to this point. Crews like Ridley and Northwich will provide stuff competition but I think Borlase are favourites, particularly with the superb coaching of Robin Dowell.

My Prediction

These boys can win this- no doubt. It’ll be tough but I’m backing Borlase.

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