Home International Regatta 2019
Solomon Hewitt (17) and William Tate (16) of Christchurch Rowing Club represented England in the junior double-sculls event at the Home International Regatta on Saturday 27th July at Strathclyde Park, near Glasgow.
The ‘Home International Regatta’ is the annual rowing match between the ‘home nations' of England, Scotland, Ireland and Wales. Events are held for both men and women at junior (18) and senior levels. The race has been held since 1962 and each country takes it in turn to host the regatta. It is a team event with points gained from each event counting towards a final tally for each country in junior and senior categories.
Success at a keenly contested selection trial at London’s docklands a couple of weeks earlier handed the Christchurch RC youngsters the opportunity to represent their country at this prestigious event. Just to qualify is a remarkable achievement in itself.