After the strong performance at the BUCS Regatta in May, the CULRC was selected to produce a Lightweight coxless four to race at the European University Regatta in Kruszwica, Poland in early September.
The crew composed of (stroke to bow) George Blessley, John Kiely, Al Chappelle, Mark Aldred had a slightly scrappy row in the race for lanes finishing in 2nd place. We were feeling confident that an improved row in the final would give us enough of an edge to challenge strongly for the gold. Unfortunately Al Chappelle fell ill the day before the final, contributing to a disappointing row in the final, finishing in the Bronze medal position.
Some Photos of the event can be found here: http://eurc2009.jimdo.com/photos/