2023 BUCS Rowing Regatta

Brookes Rowing 2023

Over the weekend, Brookes Rowing took on the BUCS Rowing Regatta.

Brookes Men’s won the overall Men’s competition and Brookes Rowing finished runners behind Durham University up in the overall standings.

In the Men’s Championships VIIIs, the Brookes 1st VIII finished a huge 12 seconds ahead of Durham to claim the gold. Durham narrowly beat Brookes 2nd VIII by 0.7 seconds to secure silver.

In the Men’s Intermediate VIIIs, Brookes 3rd and 4th boats finished in silver and bronze.

Brookes rowers celebrating on the water

Brookes Women also bought four VIII boats to the BUCS regatta. The Brookes 1st VIII won their third championship Women’s VIII title in a row for Oxford Brookes, winning the 2023 race by almost 9 seconds.

In a highly competitive Intermediate Women’s VIII race, Brookes 3rd VIII claimed gold by a little over ¾ of a length over Brookes 2nd VIII to claim the first ever 1|2 for the Brookes Women. The times in which Brookes 3rd & 2nd finished would have placed them 3rd and 4th in Championship VIIIs, one race later. Really showcasing the strength in depth of Brookes Rowing.

Brookes Rowing Women's VIII with their medals

The women’s results capped a fantastic afternoon for Brookes Rowing where five gold medals were won in a row in the space of half an hour.

In the Men’s Coxed Four, the crew of Ben Hinves, Fergus Woolnough, Nykle Krijgsveld, Evan Olson and Tom Bryce produced a fantastic performance in claiming gold by over 19 seconds from the next fastest crew.

We are also proud of the efforts of the first Beginner crews to race at the regatta for over a decade. A huge thanks goes out to Development & Learn to Row Coach, Hugo Sandars, for his efforts with this group.

This is only a snapshot of the phenomenal performance of Brookes Rowing over the weekend and we’re excited to see them continue to shine this summer.

Full Brookes Rowing summary.