More than 1000 competitors descend on Buffalo Regatta
THE 130th Buffalo Regatta took place in East London at the weekend attracting some of the cream of the crop of South African rowing.
The event attracted more than 1000 competitors from around the country who competed in more than 200 races on the Buffalo River over three days.
Despite being rained out on the last day, the event was a success and was enjoyed by all.
The Brittain brothers, who rowed together for the first time at the regatta, were the winners of the Grand Challenge.
The brothers – Lawrence, Charles, Matthew and James – walked away with the Buffalo Grand Challenge trophy for Senior A Coxless Fours.
This was to be expected as the brothers came to the city with some rowing pedigree and success, with Matthew having won the gold medal at the 2012 London Olympics and Lawrence a silver at the Rio Olympics last year.
The competition was tough. However, local schools Clarendon High School for Girls and Selborne College did well and earned a fourth place in the Junior Women’s U19 straight final and the Junior Men’s U19 straight final respectively.