University rowers earn gold at prestigious North American regatta in men’s double, men’s quad and women’s lightweight double
The 130th Annual Royal Canadian Henley Regatta (RCHR) held in St. Catharines, Ontario from August 5-12, 2012 proved to be a golden event for several Trent University rowers as they captured gold medals in three events.
Remarking on the success of the team, Trent Rowing head coach Jacqui Beattie said: "Six days a week, twice a day for a year this group has worked towards these results. It's been a constant build. First, multiple victories at the Head of the Charles (the world’s largest head race), followed by a victory at North America's largest collegiate regatta (Dad Vails), and now this, multiple victories at the Royal Canadian Henley – a truly great achievement for these athletes. It's amazing what this team has accomplished and exciting to look towards the fall. We're stronger, faster, and have a deeper program than last year."
The RCHR is hailed as the top amateur rowing event in North America, welcoming close to 3,000 international athletes and visitors from across Canada, the US, Europe, Australia and Latin America.