Ben Redman and Barney Price, of the City of Cambridge Rowing Club, represented England in the Home International Regatta in the lightweight pair event on 25th July 2015
The Home International Regatta is an annual competition held annually between England, Ireland, Scotland and Wales, hosted by each country in turn. This year it was in Scotland at Strathclyde Lock, venue of the Commonwealth Regatta in 2014.
Ben and Barney came 2nd in a tightly fought race, narrowly losing out to the Scottish boat, beating the Welsh (3rd) and Irish (4th) boats, in a time of 7 minutes 13 seconds in windless conditions.
"We had a fantastic race, everything came together for that performance. We shot off the start in the lead, but the Scottish pair were too strong in the middle section. We put in several pushes during the second half of the race, which took us clear of the Welsh and Irish, but each time the Scottish responded." said Ben, the bowman. "We gave it our all and I was not in a good state after the race!"
"It was a great honour to represent England and I'm very proud to have been a part of the event." said Barney. "Ben and I were well prepared for the race and executed our race plan perfectly, of which I'm very pleased about. I'm also extremely happy that our club was represented once again at the Home International Regatta."