CLAIRES Court School won five races during a busy day of rowing in Hammersmith.

The rowing army arrived with a full trailer of boats and coaches were all set to organise and cheer on the pumped up athletes.

Tom Jost is Head of Rowing at Claires Court and summed up the occasion.

“We hit the ground running with the first athlete through to the semi-final by 10am,” he said. “We saw an easy win from our J18 Double of Jack Jesseman and Henry Osborne, plus a storming win in the semi-final from our J16s who took on men’s crews in the IM3 Eight.”

The day kicked-off with a side-by-side race between two Claires Court J15 coxed quads. It led to a win for Raamie Falck Awad, Alec Getley, Josh Morgan and Leo Griffiths, coxed by David Jobling.

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PHOTO: The winning Claires Court J16 quad in action at Hammersmith.

After their success, the boys had a five-minute break before swapping boats to the doubles and going back out to race. Awad and Getley picked up another win in the J16 category in their race against Guildford Rowing Club.

The school’s winning streak continued with a victory from J18 boys Jesseman, Osborne and Toby Yate, plus a Claires Court old boy, Toby Jones, in the Coxless Four.

The seniors then jumped into their singles boats to battle it out. A cracking race for the win in the single sculls saw Yate smash the competition for victory.

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