Excellent Excelsior win Victor Ludorum at regatta

Eton Excelsior won the Victor Ludorum and £500 prize as the most successful visiting club at the Staines Amateur Regatta.

Fourteen junior crews, nine adult senior and masters crews and two Explore rowing crews represented Eton

Excelsior at the recent event.

The first silverware was claimed by the WJ17 double of Bea Leedom and Bryoni Clark, and the following race saw Excelsior's club captain Nigel Hopkins win comfortably in the masters G single scull.

This was soon followed by Holly Smith and Amy Donaldson adding victory in the WJ18 double.

A further two wins came within the hour, both double sculls.

The first a masters D crew of Stephen Parkinson and Darryl Preston, followed by J18 boys Adam Smith and Sachin Lachin.

A number of close races followed but it was Amy Donaldson who doubled her haul with the next win in the WJ17 singles.

One of the last races of the day, the masters D coxless quad, saw Hopkins and Preston joined by Haydn Martin and Andrew Williams to take the seventh win for the club.