On 6th December KCSBC held it’s annual Festive Races and a race against 1884 BC. A high quality OK crew containing 4 GB vests, multiple national medals and members of some of the top student rowing squads in the country was assembled. The School 1st VIII responded by parachuting in their own big guns, in the form of their coaches, including an Olympian and a Henley winner. With no time together before the race, the 1884 crew was sluggish out of the blocks, but soon hit their stride and were coming back fast when the finish line came too soon on the short 300m course. The final verdict: 1 foot to the schoolboys/coaches.

Crew: Hugo Forshaw (‘13), Charlie Middleton (‘13), Ollie Hines (‘13), James Clarke (‘14), Charlie Buchanan (‘14), Alex Duncomb (‘13), William Doran (‘13), Jim Allan (‘12), Jack Elkington (‘12)