University of Sunderland's rowers impress at BUCS rowing regatta in Nottingham

University of Sunderland’s Rowing president Carrera-Jade Thorpe “wants to win” when her squad takes on Teesside in this year’s varsity event.

Thorpe’s squad has one aim: “Our aim for varsity is singular, we want to win, we have trained every day to beat them and we plan to do so.”

She added: “Rowing is one of the only clubs in the university that trains every day, sometimes twice a day to be stronger, faster and better than our opposition”

The Rowing President said: “After a successful winter Head season , we are now looking forward to the summer.”

She thinks her “strong and fast” squad has a solid chance of winning every race, which would be a big confidence boost ahead of this weekend’s BUCAS Regatta in Nottingham.

However, Thorpe is aware of the difficult task ahead she said: “Teesside are a decent club and have the ability to win Races.”

UOS Rowing are placed 27th in the Victor Ludorum table after a competitive BUCS weekend of racing in February. Which saw the men’s 4th beat Teesside by more than 30 seconds when the two crews met. The point picked up by the women’s squad help UOS to their best result at a BUCS event ever.

The races will start at 12pm at the UOS boathouse, Riverside park, Sunderland. The races include Men’s singles, doubles and 4’s . Women’s double and 4’s, and a mixed 8’s.