‘Balliol College Boat Club had a very successful Summer Eights campaign in uncharacteristic, glorious sunshine,’ report the incoming President of the Boat Club, Jonathan Martin (Trinity Term 2017) and the outgoing women’s captains Moyo Tian and Nermeen Hilton.
‘The club entered four men’s and three women’s boats. Each boat faced strong competition from the other colleges, achieving varying degrees of success in the lower divisions. The women’s first boat remained in Division 1, giving hard fought performances on each day. We are especially proud of the men’s first and fourth boats for both winning blades! The men’s first boat achievement is historic; they are the only men’s first eight to win non-headship blades since the club’s foundation in 1825.’
Below are some images from the day. M1 bumping Magdalen can be seen on YouTube.
The men’s first eight celebrate their blades victory:
The women’s first eight on Thursday of Summer Eights:
The women’s second boat during their division’s last race on the Saturday of Eights: