Laker Navy Preparing for Henley
After another successful spring campaign, twelve women and fourteen men from the Laker Navy have the privilege of representing Grand Valley State University in international competition. This summer, members of the team will race at the Henley Women’s Regatta and the Henley Royal Regatta. Hosted in Henley-on-Thames, England, these races are among the most prestigious events in rowing worldwide. The men and women have all worked extremely hard this year for the opportunity to compete in these historic regattas.
The women’s squad will send two women’s fours and a double to the Henley Women’s Regatta. The Women’s Varsity 8+ is coming off a highly competitive racing season, with a bronze at ACRA being the most recent event. All the women are excited to race and ready to rise to any challenges they may face.
The men will send a four and an eight, with the men departing for the UK shortly after the women.
Training has already begun for both squads; all are striving to push each other to gain speed in the weeks leading up to their departures. Thus far, both teams have been making gains in practice – which should make for an unforgettable trip and racing experience.
Racing draws, schedules, and more information for the trip will be posted here. Check back often for the most recent updates.