The SUBC women’s team of six athletes led by Coach Debbie Fox has achieved success at the 2017 Canadian Henley Regatta.

The team of U23 athletes consisted of SUBC women’s captain Dyone Bettega, Laura Triggs, Serena Cox, Loren Parsons, Carina Simpson and Lauren Fornasaro.

Day 4 of the 135th Canadian Henley saw Serena Cox and Carina Simpson win the U23 double scull final in a very strong tailwind in a time of 7 mins and 2 seconds. The margin was 1.44 seconds to Aviron Knowlton Rowing Club of Quebec and Detroit Rowing Club third. 48 crews started in the heats of this event.

SUBC U23 Double Scull of Serena Cox and Carina Simpson are presented with the Nancy Storrs Trophy.

SUBC U23 Double Scull of Serena Cox and Carina Simpson are presented with the Nancy Storrs Trophy.

Day five saw Serena and Carina join with Laura Triggs and Loren Parsons in the U23 Women’s Quad final. The crew again won gold in strong tail conditions crossing the line about 4 seconds ahead of Craftsbury Sculling Centre in second and Montreal Rowing Club third. The winning time was 6 mins 36 seconds.

The SUBC U23 Quad Scull crew of Serena Cox, Carina Simpson, Loren Parsons and Laura Triggs being interviewed after winning their final.

The SUBC U23 Quad Scull crew of Serena Cox, Carina Simpson, Loren Parsons and Laura Triggs being interviewed after winning their final.

Lauren Fornasaro and Dyone Bettega entered the U23 Women’s pair and from twenty-seven entries made the final to finish fifth overall.

The objective of the tour was to assist in the development of our U23 women’s squad and with some successes and big improvements, it seems this objective has been achieved.

The club congratulates the team on their hard work both on the tour and in arranging the 4 Nations Fundraiser that assisted in funding this tour. Also massive thanks to coach Debbie Fox for her work in preparing the team and arranging the tour details.