Leah and Leonor (Women’s Captains)
Overall, Michaelmas 2018 was a successful term for Balliol women’s rowing. We recruited 2 full boats of keen novice rowers, who progressed quickly under the watch of our novice coach, Ella Morgan. We had a successful experience at New College Indoor Regatta, where both Balliol A and B teams made it to the final with some relay erging, and the A team losing out to Pembroke in a close finish. This was good preparation for the novice racing to come, where WA reached the quarter-finals of Nephthys regatta and made it to the third round of Christchurch regatta. WB, despite only having a full crew the week before Christchurch, did a stellar job, losing their first race by only one seat. We are keen to see how our novices progress when training with seniors for Torpids next term, starting with a winter training camp in Abingdon before Hilary term! Balliol seniors put in a solid term of training this Michaelmas, although unfortunately prior commitments prevented us from entering any external regattas with them. We are confident that their experience in the 4+ will help them in the run up to Torpids!