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Mobjack rowers compete at Royal Canadian Henley Regatta

The Mobjack Rowing Association’s junior summer racing program returned to Mathews from successful rowing at the 135th annual Royal Canadian Henley Regatta, held earlier this month in St. Catharines, Ontario, Canada.

Out of the 23 events MRA members entered, the young racers placed in the upper 50 percent of nine entries, and made semifinals in six and finals in the men’s U19 double.

U17, 19 and 23 events numbered anywhere from 34 to 77 initial entries, all racing to make the six-boat final. Canadian Henley only awards a gold medal for first place, so making finals is more competitive than most regattas.

Ranging in ages 13-19, the 15 Mobjack racers had just four members that had attended the Henley before. 

Junior events were categorized by age: U17 for rowers who would not reach their 17th birthday before Dec. 31; likewise, 19 for U19 and 23 for U23. There were also lightweight, open age senior, and elite championship events.

MRA standouts were James Raha and Seba...

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