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Rowers tackle Buffalo waters

East London’s Clarendon High U/15 girls, Payton Jefferies, Rachel Krause, Lia Milne, Tanna Diplock and Ntokoza Mtwa, scooped three golds at the 133rd Buffalo Regatta.

Clarendon High’s U/15 girls scooped four golds in the Coxed Quad at the 133rd Buffalo Regatta, held at East London’s Buffalo River over the weekend. Clarendon had the highest participation of females in the school club category with an impressive team of 35 rowers.

The overall highest participating club was the University of Pretoria commonly known as Tuks, who came down with 44 athletes. The top winning girls’ school was St Mary’s school rowing club.

The local rowing community rallied together to clean the competition area including the river and banks of all the pollution as a result of the heavy rains in the week leading to the event.

The Buffalo Regatta consists of a six-lane sprint racing over 1 000 and 2 000 meters. Aside from the national team, rowing universities, clubs and schools across the country and 2 000 visitors experienced the three-day race.

Winners of the Grand Challenge, members of the RMB National Rowing Squad, from left Charles Brittain, Kyle Schoenbee, Lawrence Brittain and Luc Daffarn getting ready for the Olympics in Tokyo at the end of the year.


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