THE Kinross girls finished their season with a bang at the NSW Combined Independent Schools Head of the River Regatta on Sunday.
For many of the squad it was their final regatta of the season and they didn’t disappoint at Penrith’s Sydney International Regatta Centre.
The year 8 girls all performed well in their heats of the coxed quad scull with two crews qualifying for the finals in division one and two.
In the finals the Kinross Wolaroi crew won a silver medal in the third division and a gold medal for winning the second division.
In the first division final the Kinross Wolaroi crew came a close fourth.
The year 9 girls raced in the quad scull races, and despite rowing well were unable to progress to the finals in the first and second divisions.
In the year 9 double scull, Rebecca Crisp and Canada Gavin produced an excellent performance to grab second.
In the succeeding event, the year 9 single scull, Kate Hall had a decisive victory to win herself a gold medal.
In the division one year 10 quad scull race, one of the most competitive events on the program, the Kinross Wolaroi crew started superbly and held on for an excellent third place.
In the schoolgirl fours event, the Kinross Wolaroi rowers tried their hardest and finished third.
The Kinross crew in the division one schoolgirl quad scull rowed well but were unable to obtain a place.
With the limitations imposed in this regatta of only one entry per girl, a requirement which greatly advantages the large schools, the results were pleasing.
Kinross Wolaroi crews qualified for nine finals in which they were able to win two gold medals, two silvers and two bronze - the best result the school has achieved at this difficult regatta since the rowing program began.
The logistics of the day were again supported by the parents of the boat club, helping in loading, unloading and towing the equipment down, feeding the rowers at the regatta and supporting the running of the event.
Only those rowers who are competing at the National Regatta from March 18-24 will continue to train over the next week.