St Paul’s 1st VIII win the Princess Elizabeth Challenge Cup at Henley Royal Regatta 2022
Congratulations to the School’s 1st VIII, who won the Princess Elizabeth Challenge Cup at Henley this year.
They faced a tough draw from the beginning, including Windsor Boys’ School, Shiplake College, King’s School, Parramatta (Australia), KCS Wimbledon, and Radley College in the final. Their success in the competition is attributed to the hard work of the crew members and the excellent training regime implemented by their coaches.
The thrilling races from each round can be viewed on the Henley Royal Regatta YouTube channel.
Final: St Paul’s School vs Radley College
Semi-Final: St Paul’s School vs King’s College School, Wimbledon
Quarter-finals: St Paul’s School vs King’s School, Parramatta, Australia
Second Round: St Paul’s School vs Shiplake College
First Round: St Paul’s School vs Windsor Boys’ School
We are also able to celebrate OP success at the Regatta.
Max Gillard (2016-21) and Max Robinson (2008-13) were part of the Britannia Challenge Cup-winning crew from Thames RC.
Freddie Davidson (2011-16) reached the final of the Stewards’ Cup, racing in an Oxford Brookes University boat drawn from the GB senior squad.
Calvin Tarczy (2016-18) and Douwe de Graaf (2013-18) reached the final of the Visitors’ Cup, as part of the Tideway Scullers’ School and Molesey Boat Club crew, which will race as a GB U23 boat this summer.
Oscar Mulvin (2015-20) reached the final of the Temple Cup as part of the Durham University A crew.
Cameron Spiers (2014-19) and Felix Craig-McFeely (2014-19) both rowed for Cambridge University in the Temple Cup.
Joe Middleton (2016-21) raced in the Wyfold Challenge Cup for Molesey.
Ollie Parish (2014-19) and Seb Benzecry (2011-16) competed in the Visitors’ Cup in a Cambridge University boat.
Rufus Guy (2012-17) rowed for Yale University B in the Temple Cup.
Ed Doughty (current Upper Eighth) competed in the Fulham Reach BC crew in the Wyfold Cup.
Leonardo Buizza (2008-13) competed for Quintin BC in the Wyfold Cup.
Nick Palmer (2012-17) represented the Tideway Scullers School in the Britannia Challenge Cup.
Charlie Cummins (2008-13) and James King (2008-13) rowed in the Vesta RC A crew in the Thames cup.
Alex Langstone-Bolt (2013-18) rowed in the UC Berkeley B boat in the Prince Albert Cup.
Milo Taylor (2015-20) competed for Thames RC and Army RC in the Ladies’ Challenge Plate.
Max Deering (2013-18), Tom Horncastle (2014-19) and Tom O’Sullivan (2016-21) competed as part of a Leander Club/Thames RC composite in the Ladies’ Challenge Plate.
School rowing coaches, Ben Sthamer and German Pradera Anllo competed in the Thames Challenge Cup for London RC and Thames RC B respectively.
Old Paulines and members of the school staff took part in ceremonial row pasts. In commemoration of the 25th anniversary of the 1997 Princess Elizabeth Challenge Cup win, a row past included: Caleb Mercer (1993-98), Charles Bourne (1993-98), Dan Ouseley (1992-97), Dr A J Mayfield (current member of staff) – in place of Dan Snow (1992-97), Hubert de Froberville (1992-97), Joe Middleton (2016-21) – in place of Chris Boxer (1992-97), Matt Lovett (1993-98), Rudi Baxter Warman (1993-98) and Sam Rogers (1993-98). Dr C A Harrison (current member of staff) took part in the 150th anniversary of Vesta RC row past.