Students from Goodwin Academy take the win in the local rowing regatta.
The annual Viking Shield Regatta took place in Deal on Saturday 14th May 2022. The competition is held every year before the start of the CARA Summer Regatta season, and this year, three Year 9 students from Goodwin Academy participated in the U14s Quads for Dover Rowing Club. The team, consisting of Josh, Ben and Beau, had a super start as they raced from Deal Pier to the clubhouse against teams from Herne Bay and Bexhill. Going from strength to strength, they steadily pulled in front and beat both opposing teams, ultimately taking first place!
The boys had another superb race on Sunday 12th June as they rowed to first place in the J14s at their club’s Regatta. Being the first race of the day, the team started the event excellently, and it was fantastic to see the team take their second win of the season so far.
Shortly after, the team competed in the J16s contest for the first time. It was a tough challenge, rowing against older and more experienced teams after having completed a hard row just before, but Josh, Ben and Beau pushed through their fatigue and secured a worthy third place!
You should be incredibly proud of yourselves and your fantastic achievements. We can’t wait to see what you do next.