Sol Hewitt and Will Tate from Christchurch Rowing Club attended the Great Britain Junior Trials at Boston in Lincolnshire over the last weekend of February 2019 competing against some of the best Junior rowers in GB. The race was held on the canal and made for some very good viewing once the sun came out after a misty start.
Sol raced first in the J18 single sculls posting the quickest time over the first 3K but then losing ground over the last 2K due to a strong head wind making the going challenging. He managed to finish a very credible 36th out of 57.
Will then raced in the J16 single sculls taking on some very strong opposition, this being his first ever 5K race. He held his ground, taking a good racing line and ended the race 20th out of 40.
Sol then raced on Sunday in a double with another J18 from Northwich RC and they finished a strong 15th. Both Sol and Will are certainly beginning to make a name for themselves in the world of rowing with Christchurch Rowing Club and their coaches supporting and helping them with this journey.