In the Ladies' Plate, Imperial College London and Nereus, of the Netherlands, set new records all the way down the course and reached the line together, eight seconds inside the old time. A dead heat was given and they were told to race again two hours later. Imperial got away and built their lead steadily over the course to win by a length. The Imperial second eight had won the first race of the day to take the Temple Cup.
The Grand Challenge Cup went to the University of London crew which had to beat the national lightweight eights from Great Britain and Germany on successive days. London, heavyweights and with three junior world champions in the stern, had the advantage of racing on the Berkshire side of the river which won 10 of the 15 races in the day. Michael Bucheit, three times world champion, was in the No 7 seat of the German eight.
Pangbourne School took the Princess Elizabeth from Westminster in a wonderful race. Both crews were stroked by junior world champions and they were level at the quarter-mile post, but Pangbourne held their rate at 40 strokes to the minute to the Barrier and stole a half-length lead which was enough to secure the race, but only after another mile of savagely contested rowing.
For the second time in two days Rorie Henderson had to pull through in the last few strokes to take the Diamond Sculls against his house guest, Paul Reedy, the Australian who has been staying with Henderson since the Lucerne regatta three weeks ago.
Reedy struck the booms at the side of the course just above the island and although he kept rowing he had to work hard to catch Henderson who took a length lead by the Barrier. By Fawley, Reedy had drawn level and he was a length ahead by the mile post. Henderson held a lower rate of strokes to the minute and looked unlikely to get even but with 150 metres to go, although Reedy raised his rate to 38, Henderson pushed through to win by three lengths.
Nottinghamshire County won the Stewards Cup with their lightweight world champion coxless four and then lost the Queen Mother Cup for quadruple sculls by a third of a length against the Swedish crew which won the Lucerne regatta. Meanwhile their club-mates took the Wyfold Cup, the secondary coxless fours event.
Nick Clarry, the Cambridge blue, who has had little to celebrate since becoming junior world champion in 1990, took a senior event, the Goblets for coxless pairs, stroking the boat on bow side in the morning and then switching to stroke side to lead Goldie Boat Club to victory in the Britannia Cup.
WEEKEND RESULTS FROM HENLEY
GRAND CHALLENGE CUP
(Holders: Leander and Star)
University of London bt London and Nottinghamshire County 2/3 l, 6min 20sec; Wannsee (Ger) bt Penn Athletic (US) 1l, 6.19.
University of London bt Wannsee 1 3/4 l, 6.04.
PRINCE PHILIP CHALLENGE CUP
(Holders: Leander and Star)
Leander bt Molesey and Reading University, not rowed out, 7.01; Tideway Scullers' School bt Laga and Skadi (Neth) 2/3 l, 7.02.
Leander bt Tideway Scullers' School 3l, 6.49.
STEWARDS' CHALLENGE CUP
Nottinghamshire County bt Leander 1 3/4 l, 6.50; Malmo and Brudpiga (Swe) bt University of London, easily, 6.41.
Nottinghamshire bt Malmo and Brudpiga 1l, 6.36.
LADIES' CHALLENGE PLATE
(Holders: Leander and Moseley)
Nereus (Neth) bt Hamburg (Ger) 3/4 l, 6.21; Imperial College, London bt Victorian Institute of Sport (Aus) 1 1/2 l, 6.17.
Imperial College and Nereus dead heat, 6.03. Re- row: Imperial College 1l, 6.06.
THAMES CHALLENGE CUP
(Holders: University of Pennsylvania A)
Nereus (Neth) bt University of London 1/2 l, 6.37; Goldie bt London A 1 1/4 l, 6.28; Upper Thames bt Cornell University (US) 2/3 l, 6.32; Lea bt Calgary (Can) 1l, 6.33.
Goldie bt Nereus (Neth) 2 1/4 l, 6.25; Lea bt Upper Thames 2/3 , 6.21.
Lea bt Goldie 2/3 l, 6.09.
QUEEN MOTHER CHALLENGE CUP
(Holders: Leander and Tideway Scullers' School)
Nottinghamshire County B bt Upper Thames and Tideway Scullers' School 2l, 7.00; Nautilus bt Peterborough City and Newark easily, 6.57; Stromstads (Swe) bt Tideway Scullers' School 5l, 6.47; Nottinghamshire County A bt Institute of Aviation (CIS) 1 1/2 l, 6.50.
Stromstads (Swe) bt Nottinghamshire A 1/2 l, 6.28; Nottinghamshire B bt Nautilus 1 2/3 l, 6.39.
Stromstads bt Nottinghamshire B 1/3 l, 6.25.
DIAMOND CHALLENGE SCULLS
(Holder: W van Belleghem, Bel)
P Reedy (Melbourne University, Aus) bt P Andersen (Queensland, Aus) nro, 8.24; R Henderson (Leander) bt F Reininger (Fairmount, US) 1/3 l, 7.54.
Henderson bt Reedy 3l, 7.44.
BRITANNIA CHALLENGE CUP
(Holders: Nottinghamshire CRA)
London bt Nottingham and Union 1 1/4 l, 7.09; Goldie bt New York Athletic (US) 1 1/3 l, 6.54.
Goldie bt London 3 1/4 l, 6.50.
(Holders: B Eltang, Den, and H Bang, Nor)
D Dickison and T Hallett (Mic Mac and Fredricton, Can) bt D Boddeke and J van Bekkum (Laga and Triton, Neth) 1l, 7.19; D Kruyswyk and P Wiltenburg (Gyas and Skadi, Neth) bt A Graham and M Burbanks (Molesey) 1l, 7.26.
Dickison and Hallett bt Kruyswyk and Wiltenburg 1 1/4 l, 6.57.
VISITORS' CHALLENGE CUP
(Holders: Goldie A)
University of British Columbia (Can) bt Oxford Polytechnic 4l, 7.11; Durham University bt Imperial College, London easily, 7.11.
Durham bt British Columbia 1l, 6.42.
SILVER GOBLETS AND NICKALLS'
(Holders: S Redgrave and M Pinsent,
D Gillard and N Clarry (Goldie) bt M Williams and M Helm (Upper Thames) nro, 7.48; P Ashley-Carter and A Murray (Leander) bt J Michalitsianos and R Metcalf (Lea) 2 1/4 l, 7.46.
Gillard and Clarry bt Ashley-Murray and Murray 3l, 7.30.
TEMPLE CHALLENGE CUP
Imperial College London bt Tufts University (US) 4l, 6.48; Trinity College Dublin (Irl) bt Orange Coast College (US) 3/4 l, 6.31.
Imperial College bt Trinity College canvas, 6.16.
WYFOLD CHALLENGE CUP
Nottinghamshire County A bt Nottinghamshire County B 2l, 6.56; University of London bt Calgary (Can) 2 3/4 l, 7.08.
Nottinghamshire County A bt University of London 3 2/3 l, 6.38.
FAWLEY CHALLENGE CUP
Molndals and Stromstads (Swe) bt King's School, Chester and Royal Chester 1 2/3 l, 7.05; Windsor Boys School bt Reading Blue Coat School and Marlow 2 1/2 l, 7.22; Walton and Trent bt City of Cambridge 3l, 7.14; Quintin and Wallingford bt Bedford School and Abingdon School 11 2 l, 7.18.
Walton and Trent bt Quintin and Wallingford 1/2 l, 6.53; Molndals and Stromstads (Swe) bt Windsor Boys School 3 1/2 l, 6.56.
Molndals and Stromstads bt Walton and Trent 3/4 l, 6.40.
PRINCESS ELIZABETH CHALLENGE CUP
(Holders: Eton College)
Westminster School bt Shiplake College 1l, 6.39; Pangbourne bt King's School, Chester 1/3 l, 6.38.
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