1,250 crews from 72 universities took part in BUCS Regatta, Europe’s largest student regatta over the bank holiday weekend staged at the National Water Sports Centre in Nottingham.
Athletes and crews racing in WinTech & King Racing Shells collected 12 wins and 21 medals establishing ourselves firmly as one of the UK’s premier boat-builders for student athletes. What was particularly pleasing was that our medal collection came from across genders, boat classes and abilities to demonstrate that if winning on a national stage is your ambition, WinTech & King are an ideal partner to help you achieve your aims.
Durham University took home the overall Victor Ludorum with 5 of their gold medal wins achieved in our shells.
Our first win of the weekend came in the third final off the blocks, where De Montfort University took gold in the Women’s Beginner Single (WinTech International). Close behind was the sculler from Edinburgh University, who also competed in a WinTech International.
The following final saw the University of Nottingham take gold (WinTech Cobra) ahead of two crews from Cambridge in the Women’s Intermediate Pair.
A few races later, Queen’s University Belfast ‘A’ took the win in the Men’s Intermediate Single (WinTech Cobra) shortly before the University of Nottingham secured a well-earned bronze in the Women’s Beginner Eight (WinTech Medalist).
Immediately afterwards, Durham University raced home to a gold in the Women’s Championship Lightweight Double (WinTech Cobra SE) ahead of Surrey and Reading. Our final medal of the day came in the Men’s Beginner Quad, where Bournemouth University finished third in a WinTech International.
Not to be outdone, Sunday’s gold rush began early too as Liv Bates from the University of Nottingham roared home to a dominant gold medal in the Women’s Championship Lightweight Single (WinTech Cobra SE) winning the event for the third year in a row!
In the following final, for the Men’s Beginner Single, Edinburgh ‘A’ won a silver in a WinTech International before De Montfort University added to the second-placed finishes with a silver in the Women’s Beginner Quad (WinTech International).
Reading University ‘A’ won gold in the Women’s Intermediate Single in a WinTech Cobra SE before Liv Bates, fresh from her lightweight triumph, carved open the heavyweight field to win another gold in her WinTech Cobra SE. A huge congratulations to her and coach Declan Gamble who was recently awarded Club Performance Coach of the Year at the British Rowing Awards 2022. You can read more about Dec’s coaching journey here.
Our next victory came in the Women’s Championship Lightweight Four, in which Durham University secured the win by over 13 seconds in a WinTech Cobra. Our last medal of the Sunday came in the form of a silver in the Men’s Championship Lightweight Double courtesy of the University of Nottingham.
The final day of racing begun with a bang as Team WinTech secured gold and bronze in the second final of the day; Durham University, resplendent in their WinTech Cobra SE, led the field in the Women’s Intermediate Lightweight Pair, ahead of Durham B and the University of Nottingham (WinTech International). The next win came in the Women’s Championship Coxed Four, as Durham squeezed home to win gold in a King. Durham also provided victory in the Women’s Intermediate Lightweight Quad a few moments later (WinTech Cobra).
Our final podium placing of the weekend was particularly special as WinTech crews crossed in first, second and third in the Women’s Beginner Double. The gold went to De Montfort University, who edged out Edinburgh in silver and Bournemouth University in bronze (all in WinTech Internationals).
As always, BUCS Regatta was a fantastic event for us to attend and we were delighted to see so many crews representing their boat clubs in WinTech shells. We look forward to watching these crews develop over the coming weeks and months.
|W Ch 4+||Gold||Durham University||King|
|W Ch Lwt 4-||Gold||Durham University||WinTech Cobra|
|W Ch Lwt 2x||Gold||Durham University||WinTech Cobra SE|
|W Ch 1x||Gold||Nottingham University||WinTech Cobra|
|W Ch Lwt 1x||Gold||Nottingham University||WinTech Cobra|
|W Int Lwt 4x||Gold||Durham University||WinTech Cobra|
|W Int 2-||Gold||University of Nottingham||WinTech Cobra|
|W Int Lwt 2-||Gold||Durham University||WinTech Cobra SE|
|M Int 1x||Gold||Queen’s University Belfast||WinTech Cobra|
|W Int 1x||Gold||Reading University||WinTech Cobra|
|W Beg 2x||Gold||De Montfort University||WinTech International|
|W Beg 1x||Gold||De Montfort University||WinTech International|
|M Ch Lwt 2x||Silver||Nottingham University||WinTech Cobra|
|W Beg 4x||Silver||De Montfort University||WinTech International|
|W Beg 2x||Silver||Edinburgh University||WinTech International|
|M Beg 1x||Silver||Edinburgh University||WinTech International|
|W Beg 1x||Silver||Edinburgh University||WinTech International|
|W Int Lwt 2-||Bronze||Nottingham University||WinTech International|
|W Beg 8+||Bronze||Nottingham University||WinTech Medalist|
|M Beg 4x||Bronze||Bournemouth University||WinTech International|
|W Beg 2x||Bronze||Bournemouth University||WinTech International|
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