Royal Thrash S. Thomas’ 46-6 To Win 48th Annual Regatta
Royal College retained the T.N. Fernando Memorial Trophy with a resounding 46-6 victory over their traditional rivals S. Thomas’ College in their 48th Annual Rowing Regatta at the Beire Lake on Saturday (29).
Royal won the all-important Senior 4s (A Fours) boat race to annex the Cross Oars Trophy for third year in succession carrying on with their excellent touch right through this year.
Royals oarsmen proved their metal as they won six of the eight events that were worked off.
The Thomians managed to win only two events — the Junior B Scull and Junior B Double Scull to collect their six points.
Royal won the Under 16 Fours, Old Boys Fours and Junior Fours races too with ease.
Royal’s champion Boat Race crew was represented by Prathap Perera (Stroke), Sajaad Ajmal (Three), Charin Wijetilleke (Two), Hashen Hettigoda (Bow) and Avishka Jayaweera (Cox).
A Scull: Royal College (3.40mts); S. Thomas’ (3.57mts) – 6 points
B Scull: S. Thomas’ College (3.40mts); Royal College (3.44mts) – 2 points
A Pair: Royal College (3.26mts); S. Thomas’ College (3.35mts) – 8 points
B Pair: Royal College (3.29mts); S. Thomas’ College (3.30mts) – 4 points
A Double Scull: Royal College (3.28mts); S. Thomas’ College (3.34mts) – 8 points
B Double Scull: S. Thomas’ College (3.21mts); Royal College (3.22mts) – 4 points
B Four: Royal College (3.18mts); S. Thomas’ College (3.22mts) – 8 points
A Four Boat Race: Royal College (3.12mts); S. Thomas’ College (3.16mts)
Under-16 Fours: Royal College (3.29mts); S. Thomas’ College (3.44mts)
Junior C Four: Royal College (3.26mts); S. Thomas’ College (3.34mts)
Old Boys Four: Royal College (3.23mts); S. Thomas’ College (3.25mts)