On 14th February, the club christened a number of new boats. One of these was a new Fillippi scull named after one of our highest achieving senior women rowers, Gen Horton”.
Our President Sarah Cook spoke to Gen's achievements in our sport and since 2017 as a representative of our club.
Gen first represented Australia in the Junior pair in 2013 winning gold at the Junior Worlds held Trakai, Lithuania. The following year Gen won bronze at the World U23 Championships in Amsterdam again in the women’s pair.
In 2016 Gen was selected with Sally Kehoe to represent in the double scull at the Rio Olympics.
Most recently Gen was able to compete in the Senior Australian team overseas in 2019 winning two bronze and one silver medal in World Cups 2 and 3. She went on to compete in the double scull at the World Championships.
In March 2019 Gen Horton managed at unique achievement for New South Wales in the Interstate Regatta held at Penrith. Rowing in the single Scull for the Nell Slater Trophy Gen became the first New South Wales winner of this event in twenty years.
A little over an hour later Gen was in the four-seat of the New South Wales Queen’s Cup eight that won this event for the first time since 2004 ( 15 years previously)
On a day in which New South Wales made history by winning all four eights at the interstate regatta, the first time this has been achieved by any state, it was Gen Horton who shone for New South Wales with two golds in the Interstate Regatta both of which broke long droughts in her events for New South Wales.
" Gen about to christen the new boat named after her."
Gen was on hand to christen the new boat as were her parents and grandparents.
With 16 other Sydney Uni Boat Club rowers Gen will be trialling for our 2021 Olympic Team starting from 27th February at the International Rowing Centre at Penrith
SUBC President, Sarah Cook Club Captains Wyatt Batt and Dyone Bettega