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Ottawa Rowing Club Crews win eight Royal Canadian Henley Regatta gold medals

Ottawa Rowing Club Crews win eight Royal Canadian Henley Regatta gold medals

St Catharines ON – August 13 – ORC senior and junior competitive crews brought home five Henley gold medals on the weekend to add to the three Henley golds that the ORC’s masters crews won on August 6th, as the 135th Royal Canadian henley regatta week of racing wrapped up.

The ORC’s Josh King closed the weekend as the king of Henley winning a record four gold medals in the senior men’s single and senior men’s lightweight single, the men’s championship single and in the senior men’s lightweight pair with teammate Jason Sukstorf. On the women’s side, Lilianne Page won gold in the women’s lightweight single dash.

ORC crews were close to more gold medals with several second place finishes in tight, fast races, including the senior men’s and women’s lightweight four, senior women’s lightweight pair and U19 women’s double.

The week-long regatta is the largest and most challenging summer regatta with qualifying heats early in the week followed by finals on the weekend. More than 2,400 rowers from 137 clubs from across North America compete in the six-day event held in St. Catharines.

Full results from the Royal Canadian Henley Regatta can be found here.

Attached photo is of ORC’s Josh King accepting one of four Henley medals and Henley gold winning pair, Josh King and Jason Sukstorf. Photo credit: Steve Mihorean

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The ORC’s competitive crews will now take a one-week break and then start preparing for the fall club and university racing season.

Ottawa Rowing Club Crews win eight Royal Canadian Henley Regatta gold medals

Ottawa Rowing Club Crews Strike Gold with Start of Royal Canadian Henley Regatta

Ottawa (ON) – The Ottawa Rowing Club kicked off an exciting period of racing this past weekend during the Royal Canadian Henley Masters Regatta in St. Catharines, ON, the most prestigious and high profile summer regatta in North America.

The ORC’s masters team ended a successful Henley Masters weekend with three gold medals in quad, double and single events.

This week (August 7-13) the ORC’s junior and senior competitive teams are competing at the Royal Canadian Henley Regatta. Qualifying heats took place during the early part of this week with finals starting Thursday and ending Sunday. More than 2,400 rowers from 137 clubs from across North America will compete during the six day event.

In today’s final events, ORC’s Josh King won gold in the senior men’s single in a time of 6:50.94. The ORC’s senior men’s lightweight straight four came a very close second in that event, just shy of a gold medal. Final racing action continues for ORC crews on Friday through to Sunday.

Daily results from the Royal Canadian Henley Regatta can be found here: http://m.regattamaster.com/#vwResultsBySchedule/true

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Photo is of ORC’s Josh King (Henley gold medallist in senior men’s 1x). Photo credit: Steve Mihorean