Marlow women have had a successful run into the season's highlight of Henley Women's Regatta, collecting a number of wins at the warm-up regattas where they have raced.


The squad travelled to Holme Pierrepont for Nottingham City regatta, where the coxed four of Rebecca Cawtherley, Dawn Thompson, Tamsin McCallister, Hannah Cumming and cox Lisa Knill won IM3, and a grotesque pot, in convincing style. Sharing in the days glory was the double scull of Julia Holt and last-minute substitute Anna Braznova who took home the honours in IM3.

While many of the squad were training at home in Marlow, Victoria Parson's went it alone in IM3, winning in commanding fashion by 3 lengths over home sculler Holloway.

The Metropolitan regatta once again proved itself the ideal event for a Henley Women's warm-up, and once again Dorney Lake proved itself to have challenging conditions. A stiff tailwind provided provided bumpy water and brutally fast racing, but the Marlow coxed four raced to a 3rd place in IM2 on Saturday and then came away with the honours in the same event on Sunday, holding off a fast-finishing Auriol Kensington/ Furnival composite to win by two seconds.

Also represented at Met was the Lightweight coxless four that had tough opposition in both its events on the Sunday, racing openweight IM1 and Senior coxless, achieving a solid fourth place in IM1 to take forward to the booms of Henley.


Joining the Lightweight Coxless Four and the Intermediate Coxed Four at Henley will be a composite Senior Coxed with Osiris, the racing name of Oxford University Women, and a senior double. The coxed fours and the double all have qualification time trials on Friday the 18th of June, and the Lightweight coxless four have a first round race against Vesta on the Saturday.