On Wednesday 3rd July, a gloriously sunny day, OBs, parents, past parents and friends of the School attended the first day of Henley Royal Regatta to cheer on the boys and come together at the School and OB Club Drinks Reception.
This year, for the first time in many years, the School had two crews at the Regatta. The Quad took on The Tideway Scullers’ School ‘C’ Crew in the Fawley Challenge Cup, but after a sterling performance were beaten by 2 1/4 lengths. The 1st VIII also put on a great performance in the Princess Elizabeth Challenge cup but sadly the Scotch College, Melbourne, Australia, crew beat them by 2 1/3 lengths.
Both crews had early races, so were able to pop along and join everyone at the Drinks Reception where they were met with a round of applause. As the sun shone and the conversation flowed, it was a wonderful opportunity for people to catch up over a glass of Pimms or two and some delicious canapes (kindly provided by the Friends of Bedford School Boat Club)
The Annual Drinks Reception is always a very special occasion, so we look forward to seeing you all again next year!